Quinn Homes win big at the WhatHouse? Awards 2021
Quinn Homes has scooped two awards at the national WhatHouse Awards ceremony 2021.
The housebuilding arm of Quinn Estates was awarded Gold in the Best Small Housebuilder category, while its Eddington Park project in Herne Bay also secured Bronze for Best Apartment Scheme at the prestigious awards ceremony on Friday (19th November).
The winners were announced at a gala luncheon at London’s JM Marriott Grosvenor House, hosted by Olympic cyclist Sir Chris Hoy and broadcaster Clare Balding. With a heritage of over 40 years, the awards are a highly respected symbol of excellence in and outside of the industry, and celebrate the very best that British housebuilding has to offer.
Quinn Homes was praised for being engrained in supporting local communities and its commitment to ensuring positive social and environmental impact.
The judges report stated: “Quinn Homes was born out of enterprising mixed-use specialist Quinn Estates and this Kent-based housebuilder is proving quite the progeny. Quinn does bespoke homes; it does restoration and conversion of historic buildings, but above all it is wedded to and engrained in its county community.
“The developer is not just about homes, but the wider social and environmental significance of its footprint, building parks, hospices and schools, investing in its garden of England backyard with vim and vigour. Social impact is as important to Quinn as the residential offering, with funding support for community work and assets across the region it operates in.
“Design is bold and daring, technology sustainable and meaningful, while Quinn’s local immersion extends to working with Kent colleges, supporting training and creating jobs. A worthy gold.”
The judges also recognised Quinn Homes’ Eddington Park development in Herne Bay in the Best Apartment Scheme category, awarding it bronze. The judges report stated: “The developer is proud of the project’s legacy, which offers major social and economic benefits to the local community in the form of the Herne Bay Sports Hub, which was funded by the Quinn Group to the tune of £10m.
“A high quality development at the heart of its community.”
Part of Quinn Estates, one of Kent’s most proactive and innovative mixed-use developers, Quinn Homes is an emerging housebuilder brand and these are the first major awards it has picked up for 2021.
Mark Quinn, CEO and Chairman of Quinn Homes, commented: “We are delighted to have won Best Small Housebuilder of the Year, especially as a new brand against such tough competition.
“To be acknowledged for our ambition, innovation and design, as well as for supporting the communities in which we build is a huge honour. We also feel extremely proud to be awarded Bronze in the Best Apartment Scheme category in recognition of the high-quality design and legacy of our Eddington Park project. I would also like to thank the judging panel and WhatHouse? for choosing us to win these awards, it truly is an honour.”