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Two developments shortlisted for LABC award

May 2014


The Woodlands, Shotley Bridge

Two of Story Homes’ biggest developments have been shortlisted in the 2014 Northern LABC Building Excellence Awards.

Crindledyke Farm in Carlisle and The Woodlands in Shotley Bridge are both in the running to win the ‘Best High Volume New Housing Development’ award.

Crindledyke Farm is Carlisle’s largest development, with permission for up to 850 properties, public open space, a school and commercial units. The development also includes a green travel plan and improvements and upgrades to the nearby network of footpaths, cycle paths and roads. More than 30 of the properties are already sold and occupied. Crindledyke Farm has been more popular than anticipated and the three and four bedroom houses are selling well.

The Woodlands is Story Homes’ first development in North East England, offering 13 different property types with 2, 3, 4 and 5 bedrooms. The site has permission for up to 240 homes, with more than 50 already sold and occupied. The Woodlands is situated in the town of Shotley Bridge and the quality and high specification of the homes have gone down well with customers as they get to know the Story Homes product.

Steve Errington, Chief Executive of Story Homes said: “We are delighted that both Crindledyke Farm in Carlisle and The Woodlands in Shotley Bridge have been shortlisted in the Northern LABC Building Excellence Awards. These are two of our largest and most popular developments and both have seen great success to date. We look forward to finding out if we have been successful in the LABC Awards.”

LABC Warranty is the Local Authority Building Control organisation representing local authority building control team across England and Wales. The LABC awards take place regionally with the regional winners going forward into the national awards.

Site Manager Barry Spedding from Story Homes is also shortlisted for the Site Manager of the Year award. Barry was nominated for his work on the Mabel Wood development in Great Clifton, Cumbria.

The 2014 Northern LABC Building Excellence Awards ceremony will take place on Friday 11 July in Gateshead. For more information visit