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The multi-award winning Scene

Hill Housing group, the developers of The Scene at Cleveland Place, has been celebrating scooping numerous awards for the iconic development in the heart of Walthamstow, including a partnership award recognising their work with Waltham Forest Council and Islington and Shoreditch Housing Association.

At the recent WhatHouse? Awards ceremony on 22 November, hosted by comedian David Walliams, Hill scooped awards in relation to The Scene development for ‘Best Partnership Scheme’, ‘Best Brownfield site’ and ‘Best Development’.

They went on to win an additional four awards, including ‘Best Medium Housebuilder’ and the top prize of ‘WhatHouse? Housebuilder of the Year’. Hill Chief Executive Andy Hill said, “We were absolutely delighted to pick up a string of awards at the 2015 WhatHouse? Awards, including the coveted ‘Housebuilder of the Year’ award!

“Achieving Housebuilder of the Year is a huge endorsement of the whole team at Hill, and the many great developments we have brought forward this year. It was a particularly great evening for The Scene – our ground-breaking development in Walthamstow and a partnership with ISHA and Waltham Forest Council.”

The Council’s Cabinet Member for Economic Growth and High Streets, Councillor Clare Coghill, said, “The Scene has been a great success and had a truly transformational impact on Walthamstow town centre.

“Bringing a cinema back to the borough was a key objective of the Council and the restaurants have proved equally as popular. But the effect goes further than that, with the whole night-time economy of Walthamstow given a huge boost.

“Walthamstow is now full of families enjoying themselves of an evening and opportunities such as the recently launched Twilight Market have been made tenable by that improved use of the town centre.

“Add to the mix the fact that of the 121 new homes, 73 are affordable-rent and shared ownership apartments, not to mention the improvements to public spaces, and it’s no wonder The Scene is winning awards!”

Hill is one of the developers that have endorsed the Council’s new Design Charter launched on 23 November. The Charter sets out 10 key urban design principles that will guide all future development in the borough, both in relation to the quality of housing and the wider ‘place-making’ elements of new development. This includes the design of safe people-friendly streets, and a clear commitment to providing a mix of homes that meet the needs of residents both now and in the future.

Barratt London, CBHA, Christian Action, Circle Housing, Countryside, East Thames, Family Mosaic, Hadley Homes, Home Group, Islington and Shoreditch HA, Legal and General, L&Q, Lovell, Metropolitan, Mulalley, Peabody, Solum Regeneration and Swan have also endorsed the Design Charter.

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