Grace House earns international recognition with latest award
A flagship 170-flat redevelopment in St John’s Wood, London, has won a third social housing award some months before it is set to open.
Grace House, which will open its doors to residents in the summer, triumphed in the Best Social Housing category for Europe at the International Property Awards. Its successes for both London and the UK at the same awards, announced in November 2021, had prompted the development to be put forward for continental recognition.
The new House was built on the site of Dora House, which was demolished in 2018 having housed residents for over 45 years. Grace House will welcome several residents of the old Dora House, many of whom helped co-design the new project, upon its reopening.
Julia Ashley, Managing Director at C&C and Over 55s Housing and Care Lead at Aster Group, said:
“We believe that Grace House will set a standard not just for C&C but across other housing organisations. It will provide substantial affordable housing and includes features that you would find in market rented modern flats in London. We hope these new homes prove to be a template for what affordable housing could look like in the future with the right investment and partners onboard. Above all, we hope that residents will find them a wonderful place to live!”
Paul Eden, Co-founder of Regal London, who partnered with C&C and developed the new building, said:
“We are delighted that Grace House and our partnership with C&C has been honoured with this award. We are really proud of Grace House and the difference that we can make to the residents through our amenities and design.”