What it means to win a British Homes Award… by a previous winner

15 Jun 2021

As we count down to this year’s awards deadline, recent British Homes Award winners Foster Lomas discuss the impact of their win – from BBC2 appearances to carving a strong reputation in a specific architectural niche – and share what’s happened since…

First published on Planning Resource, June 2021.

Why we entered the British Homes Awards in 2019… Our Cliff House in Kent was commended back in 2013 by another publication so we thought we had a good chance of winning this time. The industry recognises the awards so it’s an honour to be associated. And their wide reach means we may get to meet and work with clients from all backgrounds.

How it felt to win a British Homes Award… Our project Restorative Rural Retreat for Sartfell on the Isle of Man won two categories in 2019: ‘Home of the Year’ and ‘Large House of the Year’. Projects like this are a labour of love so to have such prestigious awards recognise our hard work is a real boost for our morale.

Our Sartfell project was also a turning point; we became known for our sensitive approach to architecture within an area of outstanding natural beauty. We have similar projects in the pipeline and hope to win more awards in the near future. Through our work, we aim to restore both people’s and nature’s wellbeing.

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