Home Builder Awards 2020

15 2020 Home Builder Awards BUILD Jan20182 ity & Country is the market-leading heritage developer in the United Kingdom. With more than fifty five years in business, the firm has specialised in the acquisition, restoration, and conversion of historic and listed buildings across the country. Throughout its work across the United Kingdom, the company adopts a flexible, design-led approach for each project as it endeavours to create outstanding residential properties, commercial spaces, and sensitive new homes where appropriate. Boasting a hugely experienced team of in-house architects, planners, historians, and designers, City & Country has become the developer of choice for highly challenging regeneration projects in the United Kingdom. Throughout the years, City & Country has developed an enviable reputation as the leading developer and restorer of heritage buildings within the United Kingdom. The business is well known for its outstanding and unrivalled commitment to sensitively restoring historic buildings, transforming them into unique residential addresses of exceptional quality. An absolutely wonderful example of this outstanding transformation can be found in Edinburgh, with The Playfair at Donaldson’s. With regal character and exceptional architecture, this idyllic building on the western boundary of the Edinburgh World Heritage Site is iconic. This listed building now houses a collection of apartments designed to offer unparalleled panoramic views across Edinburgh, an attractive internal courtyard, and sweeping lawns. Each apartment has been designed to reflect both the history and heritage of this impressive building, whilst also offering residents a stylish and modern home. Designed to optimise natural light, the period windows and structure serve as a fond reminder of a more stately time, whilst the sophisticated and contemporary design of the interiors offers a striking contrast to the exteriors. Prior to any work commencing, on any site at all, the expert team of architects and historians at City & Country undertake extensive investigation into the history of the building and, where relevant, the estate it sits within to better understand how it was originally constructed. Armed with this essential information, the team can be better informed about design details and restoration methods that would be best suited to each particular site. Many aspects of each individual restoration require incredibly skilled craftspeople. These could be stonemasons to carefully treat historic stonework, or carpenters who can painstakingly restore traditional timber windows and doors to match the original historic design. C Best Heritage Property Development Firm - UK The United Kingdom is a country with an incredibly rich history. A history of monarchs and men, and of politics and power. But one thing has remained constant throughout its history; incredible architecture. Architecturally outstanding buildings have adorned some of the UK’s oldest cities for centuries, and the need to preserve these buildings in new ways has become increasingly important. That’s where the award-winning City & Country comes in. Discover more about the vital work of this firm as we profile it. A key part of any new residential address being built is the customer care that comes with it. A designated customer care manager functions as a dedicated point of contact throughout the purchase, ensuring customers get the best service possible. There is constant communication from initial visit to exchange of contracts, keeping the customer up to date on the progress of their new home, whilst answering any queries that may arise. At the end of the build, the team undertakes a quality inspection to ensure the property passes City & Country’s high standards, and that the property is ready for the customer to move into. City & Country’s designated customer care coordinator, who is assigned to each development, is also tasked with ensuring homeowners settle into the new properties easily whilst any issues are resolved promptly. The history of the United Kingdom has not always been one of tremendous unity, but we can all come together in appreciation of the outstanding restoration work undertaken by City & Country. With new homes now created within a Grade I listed mansion, a chic industrial former tobacco factory, an Arts & Crafts sanatorium, a former hospital, and a former college, there is no shortage of heritage to absorb here. As the team at City & Country continues to develop its flagship schemes, which now include a project at the well-known Springfield University Hospital in London, the history of this great country will be preserved for decades to come whilst new homeowners live in modern luxury. Contact Details Company: City & Country Contact: Alex Reid – Newgate Communications Email: [email protected] Website: www.cityandcountry.co.uk

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