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Hillcrest Developments Shortlisted in Northern Design Awards


Two developments crafted by Nikal’s luxury homebuilding arm, Hillcrest Homes, have been shortlisted in the 2017 Northern Design Awards.

Residenza in Manchester City Centre and The Granary Yard in Goostrey have each been allocated a coveted finalist place in the category of ‘Best Residential Development’.  Hillcrest won the category last year with Riverside Place in Knutsford.

The Northern Design Awards is an annual celebration of the best of northern design and property development across the residential and retail sectors.  The Awards boast a judging panel of renowned designers including Wayne Hemingway, Nick Munro, George Bond, Linda Barker and Susie Rumbold.

Residenza, in the Little Italy area of Ancoats, is an imaginative development of 14 ‘back-to-back’ style three-storey terraced houses.  Located on George Leigh Street and Loom Street, the homes sit opposite one of Manchester’s most iconic examples of housing from the time of the Industrial Revolution.

With a nod of respect to their historical neighbours, Residenza has also been designed in red brick with grey slate roofs whilst incorporating contemporary elements suited to modern lifestyles, such as open plan living, large expanses of glazing, secure garage parking, first floor garden decks and private terraces.

The Granary Yard is located in an idyllic rural spot with far reaching countryside views not far from Jodrell Bank in Cheshire. In keeping with it’s location, Hillcrest crafted four modern style barn conversions.  The homes offer spacious open plan style accommodation with floor to ceiling windows, a stunning cantilever staircase with glazed balustrade, log burners and a ‘loggia’ off the master suite. Two of the four homes also offer a detached double car barn with first floor accommodation for storage or a home office.

The winners of the 2017 Northern Design Awards will be announced on Friday 24th November.