Hove Gardens BTR shortlisted for London Construction Awards

Recognised for its unique and thoughtful design and methods of development, the teams behind Hove Gardens are anticipating a win for the scheme.

The Hove Gardens Build to Rent development has been shortlisted for its design and construction for the London Construction Awards | Carey Jones Chapman Tolcher | Watkin Jones | RG Group | BTR News
The Hove Gardens Build to Rent development has been shortlisted for its design and construction for the London Construction Awards. Image credit: Ollie Hammick.

Architectural and design firm Carey Jones Chapman Tolcher (CJCT), alongside developer and operator Watkin Jones and main contractor RG Group, has announced that its Hove Gardens Build to Rent development has been shortlisted for the London Construction Awards.

Set to be held on 27 September at Novotel London West, this year’s awards intend on celebrating the achievements, developments and innovation of the UK’s construction industry and features a wide range of categories for solution providers, suppliers, contractors, architects, civil engineers, developers, local authorities and more. 

Shortlisted for the awards is the Hove Gardens development. Focussed on the redevelopment of a former industrial site in Hove – and almost adjacent to Hove Rail Station – the mixed-use scheme comprises 216 new Build to Rent apartments, plus retail space at ground floor.

Hove Gardens communal area | Carey Jones Chapman Tolcher | Watkin Jones | RG Group | BTR News
Hove Gardens communal area. Image credit: Ollie Hammick.

Most of the homes have also been designed as dual aspect, maximising light for residents and ensuring that those seafront views provide the serenity of coastal living.

The scheme was completed ahead of the Christmas deadline, achieving Practical Completion on 15 December 2023. Shortly after, the residential side of the scheme achieved a Home Quality Mark Level 3 rating, while the commercial spaces within the development are designed to BREEAM Excellent certification.

“We’re excited to see the Hove Gardens scheme shortlisted in such illustrious company for the London Construction Awards. The whole team worked very hard and came up with creative solutions to bring the scheme to life and create a characterful place, and it would be a fantastic honour for that to be recognised in this year’s awards.”

Tim Tolcher, Director, Carey Jones Chapman Tolcher

The first floor contains a combination of residential units and internal amenity spaces for residents that spill onto the external podiums. The two external amenity decks are accessed via the building cores, providing residents with a range of additional spaces that promote a sense of community. These spaces include co-working spaces and a TV lounge, rooftop terraces and a courtyard garden, and a children’s play area.

All homes except those on the top levels at Hove Gardens feature private balconies. Additional communal roof terraces are located on the first, seventh and twelfth-floor levels.

Hove Gardens entrance area and parcel lockers | Carey Jones Chapman Tolcher | Watkin Jones | RG Group | BTR News
Hove Gardens entrance area and parcel lockers. Image credit: Ollie Hammick.

The ground floor of the scheme aims to prioritise and enhance the pedestrian experience, providing extensive commercial space. Entrances can be found on Conway, Ethel and Ellen Streets.

CJCT stated that it is proud to have delivered an urban oasis nearby the station and idyllic seafront. The architect believes that Hove Gardens seamlessly marries modern aesthetic with Hove’s historic charm, after sharing its vision for the design of the scheme earlier in the year.

The awards will commence over a gala dinner and ceremony. Early bird tickets are limited and only available until 18 July.