Homes on site of former hotel win building award

New properties on West CliffPicture Richard Ponter 132925a
New properties on West CliffPicture Richard Ponter 132925a

A controversial housing development on the site of a former hotel on the West Cliff has won an award.

Developer, Mulgrave Properties won awards for best large housing development and best affordable housing development for its Moorland Close project.

The eight town houses, and four separate affordable homes in a cottage style led to objections from some residents who wanted the Moorlands Hotel to remain but it was demolished to make way for the project.

At the planning stage the designs were amended to make the new properties look like traditional sea-side terraces.

Andy Campbell, CEO of Mulgrave Properties, said: “As a design led developer we not only pay great attention to design, we also take the same level of care over construction and building control, so it is fantastic that this attention to detail has been recognised.”

The Whitehall Gardens holiday cottage project on Spital Bridge was also recognise at the Local Authority Building Control Building Excellence awards held last month.

Les Chapman, head of building control for North Yorkshire Building Control Partnership said: “Both developments fully deserve these awards for the ability to integrate contemporary designs into a traditional coastal setting, which enhance the area rather than detract from it. Both developers maintained a good working relationship with building control which resulted in any problems being identified and solved quickly.”