After working closely with the LABC for a number years, the company encouraged ENSuiter to place a project completed in Cambridge in 2019, The Birdlings, forward for the LABC East Anglian Region Award; in which ENSuiter triumphed within the Best Medium Volume New Housing Development Project category. While we’re always confident that our projects are completed to the required building standards, it was extremely validating to receive outside congratulations for the work that we produce. For this particular project, we negotiated closely with the client, James Arnold, and his team from Beechwood Estates, as well as the architect, Perpetua In Perpetuum Ltd. Ultimately, the project was extremely rewarding for the whole team to be involved within.
The Birdlings consist of 90-residential buildings comprising of a combination of two, three, four and five-bedroom homes that are mainly private dwellings; however there are a number of housing association properties on the estate. The project is representative of the work that the team at ENSuiter typically produce; although the houses do range slightly to standard estate homes. The houses are of quite large proportions, which has become uncommon with new builds; with some of the largest of the establishments reaching 330 square meters. Although these units are substantial to the site, they all are situated well within the overall layout of the estate.
Overall, the success of the awards and the acknowledgment that The Birdlings has received is all the more gratifying for the team given the challenges our workers contended with resulting from the pandemic and Brexit. We look forward to partnering with the LABC in the future and we hope that receiving this award encourages the team at ENSuiter to reach new heights.