Redbrik take home the gold

Redbrik was named in the Best Estate Agent Guide for the fifth consecutive year, taking home the Gold Award for their sales and lettings service. The leading Yorkshire and Derbyshire estate agents were presented with the award following a rigorous judging process, including mystery shopping.

Redbrik’s managing director, Mark Ross, said: “Being named in the Best Estate Agent Guide five years in a row is fantastic and a huge achievement for us all.

“Our entire team works incredibly hard to provide the best service for every client, and this award showcases that dedication.”

Additionally, Sheffield-based company Vouch was named as the Best (Large) Supplier at the EA Masters. Part of the Goodlord group, Vouch provides an online service, digitising referencing.

Simon Tillyer, managing director of Vouch, said: “It’s been a challenging year for everybody in our industry, so it’s wonderful to see that the hard work and dedication of my team is reflected in the quality of the services we are able to provide. We can’t wait to see Vouch listed in the 2022 Best Estate Agent Guide in the new year.”

The annual EA Masters event was held on Wednesday November 3 at Evolution London.


Planning secured for older persons’ independent living

Peak Architects has received planning consent on a large-scale older persons’ independent living project in south-east Sheffield.

The scheme comprises a mix of one and two bed apartments to address the provision of older persons’ independent living accommodation (OPIL).

The designs for all 141 apartments ensure the scheme is environmentally sustainable with future proofed adaptability built in. The proposed development follows a fabric first approach, resulting in increased levels of insulation and air tightness throughout – over and above the national building regulation requirements.

The apartments will be built to a high standard, with high thermal performance to reduce energy bills and lifetime home features, enabling any required future adaptations to be incorporated easily and at low cost. Each property also benefits from good natural daylight levels, sound insulation and private amenity space.

The project also incorporates the creation of both indoor and outdoor social and communal spaces. These include a community hall for programmed activities and a café with a south facing courtyard for both residents and the wider community.

Peak Architects’ director Patrick Arends said: “The Newstead development is well positioned to further build a sense of community within and across the wider neighbourhood. We hope that our proposal for this large-scale development will create high quality homes through the provision of adaptable dwellings which, in turn, will give longevity and comfortable living for generations to come.”