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UK Top 2013 Self Build Award


Lancaster cohousing won UK Top 2013 Self Build Award. The Award is not so much about the look of the project as it is about the commitment and tenacity of the people who planned and constructed it. This is the first time the award has gone to a collective self or custom build project.


The award was judged by TV self builder Tommy Walsh, the presenter of BBC's 'Building the Dream' TV programme Charlie Luxton, the chair of the National Self Build Association Ted Stevens, and serial self builder and author David Snell. The following are comments from the judges.


"The Lancaster project shows just what can be achieved by a group of dedicated and committed people. It proves that 'the whole' really is greater than 'the sum of the parts' – not only have they created some very attractive homes for themselves, they've also built an incredibly vibrant and supportive community.

"In other parts of Europe a large number of projects like this are being built; we believe the Lancaster scheme is a beacon of best practice, and we hope to see many more similar projects come forward in the UK in the next few years”.


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