16/11/2020 • Awards

It takes two! Why “Housebuilder of the Year” isn’t all about us

On Tuesday 3rd November, the Building Awards named Mount Anvil as the 2020 Housebuilder of the Year. But it’s not just us that won, it was also our partners and residents.

The Building Awards have been compared to the Oscars of the construction industry, so it’s no wonder that everyone at Mount Anvil is absolutely thrilled to have been named Housebuilder of the Year. It’s a tremendous accolade to be selected from a field including Berkeley, Miller Homes and Redrow, but we like to, as you’ll see in our values, stay “hungry and humble”.  So, we must remember who this award is really about – our partners. 

We’re fast approaching our 30-year anniversary and as the years advance we’re as reflective as ever because partnership has always been at the heart of building outstanding places for London.  We work in true joint venture, 50/50, which means our success is the success of our partners and our definition of a good project is an outstanding place where everyone who lives there, thrives.

Tony Williams, Judge and CEO of Building Value Ltd, added: “A small team of 200-odd will never be all things to all people but they act like business owners; and they invest substantial resources in a small number of projects - in London. And, these resources are both hard and soft - cash and the touchy-feely stuff that makes for happy clients. Even, the Mayor of London lends them money.  I for one, too, would not bet against the Group target of delivering 1,400 new homes by March 2025, half of which will be affordable; and to do with same modus operandi.”

Killian Hurley, our CEO, said: “We were thrilled with the judge’s feedback – it’s the kind we love getting. We hear from our partners, from those that have joined us from bigger companies and from those that have left us for new pastures that our focus on a few projects, our intensive effort and care and our willingness to deploy more resources creates better quality homes.”

If you missed the awards ceremony or just want to have another look – you can do so on Building Magazine.