Stonehaven development lands national housebuilding award

STEWART Milne Homes is celebrating after its Dunnottar Park development in Stonehaven won gold in the Best Design for Three Storeys or Fewer category at the Housebuilder Awards 2022.

Winners were announced at a ceremony in London attended by more than 700 guests.

Dunnottar Park is described as combining the best of traditional design with a contemporary feel. The housebuilder said the ‘simple yet striking form’ and pitched roofs reflect the style of old farm buildings, while all the homes are finished with clad and brick exteriors to complement the rural surroundings.

Internally, the homes feature large windows and French doors leading to private garden spaces.

The judges were impressed by the attention to detail in both internal and external finishes, as well as the quality of the outdoor environment, which includes a new country park and landscaped walks surrounding the development, as well as pocket parks and play areas.

The layout is said to incorporate the latest placemaking principles, where streets and lanes are designed to encourage slower traffic speeds and a safer and healthier environment. Stewart Milne Homes also created a footbridge from the development to the village, helping to improve connectivity.

Peter Best, sales and marketing director at Stewart Milne Homes, said, “Dunnottar Park is a truly unique development, and we are very proud to have established a new community that is recognised as best in class. The creation of a country park and landscaped areas has been a huge benefit to our residents, helping to create a bespoke community that blends seamlessly with the local characteristics and surroundings.

“Receiving national recognition for Dunnottar Park is a fantastic way to celebrate the outstanding work delivered by the Stewart Milne Homes team.”