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New Homes Awards 2022: the winning homes designs revealed

The Evening Standard 2022 New Homes Awards set the standard for excellence in homebuilding. Here are this year’s winning schemes.


New mortgage pain hits home as Halifax puts up rate to 5.8%

Halifax says the raised rates “reflect the continued increase in mortgage market pricing”

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Are London house prices about to crash?

The property market faces a ‘year of pain’, with a new two-year forecast estimating a 10 per cent drop for house prices. But how low will they really go?

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New-build retirement homes for downsizers in London, Essex and Windsor

Retirement properties that are safe, future-proofed and come with luxurious amenities.

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Shared-ownership flats in new homes hotspots near the Elizabeth line

As Crossrail makes more parts of the capital accessible, residents at these shared-ownership schemes are reaping the rewards

Buying & Mortgages

Homeowners who lose job ‘may face initial lack of help with mortgages’

People may have already built up significant arrears before help starts and eventual payments may not cover their actual costs.

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‘Kwarteng’s tax cuts aren’t good for London if Londoners lose out’

If Londoners - the people who constitute London - end up worse off and priced out, we can’t describe these policies as ‘good’ for the city

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‘Potential tipping point’ for homes market as buying power takes a hit

Homeowners wanting to sell their home this year need to price realistically.

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The cheapest flats currently for sale in every London borough

We’ve found studios and one-bedroom flats in every London borough, all well below the £526,000 average cost of a home in the capital. But be warned, they’re all tiny.

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Labour promises to get 1.5m more households on the property ladder

Labour’s plans would see home ownership return to levels last seen in 2003.
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Stamp duty cut: Kwasi Kwarteng cuts the property tax

The new, permanent cuts to stamp duty are effective from today

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Stamp duty cut ‘could spectacularly backfire’ first-time buyers warned

Today’s stamp duty changes will be welcomed by London first-time buyers, however buying incentives risk increasing demand and may see a surge in prices

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Inner London homes for less than the average cost of a flat in Zone 2

Ten London homes in Zone 2 — all priced below the travel zone average.

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7 London and commuter-belt housing schemes win at top UK design awards

Hidden nuclear bunkers, wayfinding for dementia patients and homes with slashed energy bills dominate the awards

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Cutting stamp duty could push up house prices and mortgage bills

Reports claim the Government is planning to reduce the property tax as part of efforts to boost economic growth

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Scottish estate twice the size of Gibraltar on sale for £10m

Located on the west coast of Scotland, the Tayvallich Estate comes with 3,380 acres of land, 13 houses and more than a dozen small islands.

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Comment: is the government really going to ignore first-time buyers?

The economic plans set out by the new government offer a boost to the richest homeowners while ignoring first-time buyers and renters

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Annual house sales increased by 7.6 per cent in August

A stamp duty holiday, which ended last year, distorted the year-on-year figures.
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‘We didn’t think we could afford to buy, but our costs are the same’

Will and Chris’s joint monthly mortgage repayment of £1,250 is exactly what they were paying for their tiny London Bridge rental.

Celebrity homes

From King Charles to Prince William: Where will the royal family live?

The palaces and properties owned by The Queen and by the Crown are some of the most historically significant in the world. Here’s who will be living where

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Derelict London plots for sale with planning permission

You don’t have to decamp to the countryside to mastermind your own property project

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Starchitects reject cookie-cutter approach to entice design-led buyers

The Evening Standard New Homes Awards celebrate some of the world’s finest architects who are building landmark properties that are both beautiful and truly unique.

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From Anglesey to Windsor: Everywere the Princess of Wales has lived

Here’s how the family’s new base on the Windsor Estate compares to the Princess of Wales’s past homes

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The London buildings opened by the Queen during her 70-year reign

In her seven decades on the throne, the Queen opened over 100 buildings in the capital alone. Here are some of the highlights from each decade

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Homes for sale near London’s best state schools for less than £650,000

London homes within the catchment areas of schools rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted command an average price tag of £654,289. But there are some bargains to be found...

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‘It’s no surprise people aren’t rushing back into expensive commutes’

Commuting costs may well start to be weighed against the cost of staying at home as energy bills rise

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Average UK house price increased by £39,000 in year to July

The annual increase was the biggest since May 2003, according to the Office for National Statistics

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London house prices rise to new record — but ‘softening’ is on horizon

Over £6,000 was added to the average London house price in July but experts say transactions were recorded before the cost of living squeeze


Rent freeze: could London follow Scotland’s lead on rent control?

Rent regulation is a popular idea among tenants but some critics say the policy could worsen the supply crisis

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Are these ‘green designs’ the future of UK housebuilding?

Once the province of grand designers, eco-homes that create more energy than they use show us the future of UK housebuilding — and they’re celebrated in our New Homes Awards

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Historic station master’s house on the Sandringham Estate is for sale

Two miles from Sandringham, Station House is beside a railway station used by the royal family until the late 1960s

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Entire military fort in Wales on sale for the price of a London home

On the market for £500,000, the Victorian-era barracks is a rare piece of British military history but needs a buyer with ‘deep pockets’

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Who is Simon Clarke? Here’s what we know about the housing minister

The Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland MP is now the Minister for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

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Average UK house prices hit record high of £294,260 in August

But a more challenging period for house prices should be expected.

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A £3m fixer-upper townhouse in the City — left ‘on hold’ for 30 years

If walls could speak, what would this historical city townhouse say?

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Is this senior co-housing project the future for downsizers?

Those who decide to downsize might consider a radical rethink of the way they live, such as securing a spot in one of the capital’s co-housing schemes

Celebrity homes

Boris and Carrie ‘buy family home’ in this leafy south London village

The Johnsons have sold their Camberwell flat and reportedly bought a five-bedroom house on the border of Herne Hill and Dulwich Village.

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Ivy owner Richard Caring in row over ‘excessive’ windows at £40m home

The billionaire behind private members club Annabel’s has locked horns with the local council over the size of the windows in his new South Kensington mansion

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Which are the ‘best’ UK cities for Gen Z to work in?

New research weighs up factors such as average flat rent, internet speed, salaries and number of restaurants to determine the ‘best’ UK cities for 18 to 24 year olds.