Bringing New Life

Bringing New Life
With extensive experience of transforming recyclable or 'brownfield' sites, Hopkins has won acclaim for some of its major inner city regeneration projects. The company has approached the challenge of breathing new life into these sites with vigour and imagination.

Indeed, the company has earned recognition for its creative and original thinking, winning several design awards including those presented by Broadland District Council, St Edmundsbury Borough Council and The Norwich Society as well as national acclaim with consistant achievements at the annual What House? awards, most laterly the prestigious Gold Award for Best Brownfield Development at the What House? Awards 2011 and Best Completed Project in the Housing Design Awards 2012.

In all cases the company faced strong competition from some of the biggest names in the UK housebuilding industry. Drovers Mead, Bury St Edmunds has also been cited by the ARIBA & Zurich Building Guarantees as one of eight in the country 'to promote good design in housing'. More recently our Bishops Walk, Ely development has been awarded a silver "Building for Life" award from CABE.

Hopkins Homes have an impressive portfolio of examples of brownfield sites that we have rejuvenated an area and provided a land mark development that our customers are proud to own and live in. Often these developments will also provide an element of other uses such as offices or small retail units, thus creating a balanced community that forms an attractive and pleasant environment.

Many of the company's developments are located in sensitive locations and often within conservation areas. Hopkins have the ability to design and create a development that looks and feels part of the existing location fabric or alternatively provide, if the situation is right, a distinctive and eye-catching landmark development.

The careful choice of high quality materials and high standard of construction resulting from careful site supervision further contribute to ensure that a Hopkins development is of an enviable high standard.

Amongst developments by Hopkins Homes that demonstrate our ability to bring new life to brownfield and greenfield locations are: -

  • Tibbys Triangle, Southwold where the site of the old Adnams Distribution Centre has been regenerated into an exclusive development in the very centre of this quintessential seaside town.
  • Millgate, Cotton Lane, Bury St Edmunds where, within sight of the Abbeygate Gardens, 114 new homes are being created on the site of a former food processing plant. This high density town centre scheme has proved to be a runaway success with house purchasers who wish to live with the town centre virtually on their door step.
  • At Quayside, Norwich a number of listed buildings together with a number of new build properties are being created at this city centre site, overlooking the river Wensum in what is one of the most pretty and historic parts of Norwich, just off the famous and picture postcard cobbled street of Elm Hill.
  • Mulberry Gardens, Mulbarton is a greenfield site about 5 miles south of Norwich that Hopkins purchased from several landowners including South Norfolk District Council. Development commenced in 2003 and will continue until later this decade. The total number of properties on the site, when finished, will be in excess of 350 ranging from two bedroom apartments to 5 bedroom farm house style homes.
  • Halesworth, Suffolk, Rectory Green was a brownfield site which presented particular challenges. Hopkins Homes transformed this former tractor sales yard close to the town centre into a picturesque development featuring 18 properties bordering a new 'village green'. The properties comprise a mix of 2 and 3 bedroom houses and bungalows
  • Ely, Cambridgeshire, Bishops Walk has been awarded a silver "Building for Life" award from CABE citing "This excellent example of sensitive development within a conservation area is designed to look and feel like part of the existing city fabric. The narrow front town houses, some of which are exceptionally large, provide a high-density solution whilst still including integral garages, parking spaces, generous private gardens and public amenity space. The variety of heights, widths, elevations and materials within each terrace gives the appearance of house-by-house construction.

 If you are looking to buy a new home, or if you have any queries regarding our property for sale in Suffolk, our houses for sale in Norfolk, or our properties located anywhere else in the East Anglia region then please give us a call and one of our representatives will be more than happy to help you.

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