Michelmores Property Awards 2016
Atlantic View wins Michelmores’ Sustainable Project of the Year 2016
The Bazeley Partnership’s Martin Back and Mark Roberts, along with developers Grenadier Estates, attended the Michelmores Property Awards hosted by writer and television producer John Lloyd at Exeter’s Sandy Park Conference Centre, on 26 May 2016.
Atlantic View in Widemouth Bay was shortlisted for the Sustainable Project of the Year Award last month, and we were delighted to learn that we had in fact won the 2016 award!
Practice Director, Martin Back said of the win: “We are delighted to have been commissioned for this rare project which is so unique within the Bude and wider coastal area. The key to success with bespoke projects such as Atlantic View is engaging with a client who has a clear philosophy, vision and design brief, as Grenadier Estates did, so that as designers we can tread a clear path in interpreting, creating and delivering the best design possible to meet the Brief. Another important key is partnering with the right contractor – in this case, J.E. Stacey & Co. – also instrumental in the successful delivery of this project.
Atlantic View had to deliver buildings that are of low maintenance, efficient, have low energy requirements, utilise appropriate renewable technologies, and have a positive impact on its setting, both visually and economically. This was a collective vision shared by all involved in Atlantic View’s case and the final design and function of the buildings truly reflects this.
However all projects throw up constraints and difficulties that need to be resolved and turned to an advantage and for this project, it was the site itself that was the greatest challenge and greatest opportunity. Sited on the edge of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and within a unique, exposed and weather-beaten coastal landscape, it was imperative that the design integrated itself into the landscape setting and wider context of the area whilst having its own identity. In winning this award, it is satisfying that our peers feel that our scheme is successful in these respects and responds sympathetically to these key elements, as well as enhancing the habitat of the site, its views and that particular area of Widemouth Bay.
We have valued the experience of working with the team of consultants and all involved with this project.”
Atlantic View was also recently shortlisted for the 2016 Cornish Buildings Group Awards. Patrick Newberry, Vice Chairman and Awards Secretary said of the project: “The judges were very impressed by the way that the buildings sit in the landscape, very cleverly resolving the challenge of offering occupants excellent views of the sea and coast, whilst not making the buildings intrusive in a coastal area of great beauty. The detailing of the houses, the excellent interior design standards and the clever curved grassed roofs all attracted much favourable comments from the judges.”