The Mountfield Park development in South Canterbury has been presented with the inaugural Best New Neighbourhood award at the prestigious annual Housing Design Awards.
Over the next 15 years, up to 4,000 new homes will be built at Mountfield Park (1,200 of which will be classified as affordable homes), together with business space, extensive new parkland and woodland, local shops, two new schools, doctors’ surgeries, and community meeting spaces. Land has also been set aside for a new hospital and improvements to
The independent Housing Design Awards promote innovation and quality in housing design. As well as praising the quality of the architecture planned for Mountfield Park, the judges also noted the sensitive way that the design reflected the area’s fruit growing heritage, and the thoughtful way in which the site’s undulating landscape influenced the design solution.