Weston Homes named best interior design at the 2011 what house? awards for king’s island

Leading housebuilder has won the prestigious Best Interior Design award at the 2011 What House? Awards for its flagship King’s Island development in Uxbridge.

Launched in March 2011, King’s Island is a unique, private gated island development of 24 three and four-bedroom conversion and new build family houses and 127 one and two bedroom conversion and new build apartments and penthouses, surrounded by the Grand Union Canal and River Colne.

Weston Homes also scooped the Silver for Best Medium Housebuilder and King’s Island further impressed in the Best House category and was awarded the Silver plaque Award.

The Best Interior Design award recognises the importance of design, furnishing and specifying show homes. A panel of judges, ranging from property writers to industry specialists, awarded Weston Homes a Gold Standard plaque as Best Interior Design for King’s Island.

The What House? Awards judges praised the overall attention to detail and use of quality material, in particular the use of solid wood floors and doors throughout, and craftsman-like joinery and cabinetry and quality appliances. Space was well planned, with very effective use of terraces to entrance circulation and enjoyment of the outside views.

Bob Weston, Chairman and Chief Executive of Weston Homes, comments: “To win such a prestigious award for Best Interior Design at the What House? Awards is a fantastic accolade and recognises some of the finest luxury finishes available on the market today at King’s Island.

“The new build apartments at King’s Island offer a blend of modern architecture and sympathetic renovation and a level of comfort and style that will last long into the future.”

The awards, in their 30th year, are recognised in the housebuilding industry as the most prestigious and longest established New Homes awards, acknowledging the achievements of housebuilders and developers of all sizes. The awards were presented at a Gala Presentation Luncheon at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, on Friday 18th November.

Located on the former William King Flour Mill site on Willow Avenue, Denham, between the pretty Middlesex countryside and the charming market town of Uxbridge, King’s Island offers luxury, quality and prestige in a private, gated community appealing to families, couples and downsizers alike. It comprises 24 three and four-bedroom conversion and new build family houses and 127 one and two bedroom conversion and new build apartments and penthouses, surrounded by the Grand Union Canal and River Colne.

Weston Homes have upgraded their signature high specification exclusively for the houses at King’s Island to include ceramic stone floors with under floor heating, timber floors, carpets, choice of bespoke high gloss luxury kitchens with stone work tops and fully integrated appliances and utility rooms. The apartments will also boast timber flooring throughout, carpets, bespoke luxury kitchens with Formica worktops and fully integrated appliances and balconies or terraces to most plots.

High specification bathrooms and ensuite wet rooms feature wall hung sanitaryware, choice of ceramic wall and floor tiles including mosaic in fills. Rear decks, gardens and roof terraces offer tranquil river, canal or weir views.

King’s Island also boasts its own area of outstanding natural beauty on the north bank of the Grand Union Canal for the use of King’s Island residents and local schools, with local woodland, shops and pubs only minutes away from King’s Island, as well as the tranquil banks of the Grand Union Canal, River Colne and the local marina.

A 10 minute walk takes you into the heart of Uxbridge, with a wide variety of choice when it comes to shopping, eating and socialising, including boutiques, welcoming pubs and restaurants, high street names, Randall’s department store and two excellent shopping centres – The Mall and The Chimes. Uxbridge also boasts sports and cultural facilities. The new Hillingdon Sports and Leisure Complex opened last year, as well as the Dominion Arts Education Centre and Contemporaryartwest Gallery.

Uxbridge has world class facilities for education, with one of London’s leading universities, Brunel University, popular among international students. Brunel has an international student population of around 2,500 and offers a range of preparatory courses, including foundation and pre-masters, plus pre and in-sessional English language and study skill programmes to support students throughout their studies.

King’s Island is ideally suited for excellent transport links into central London and its attached bus terminal. Uxbridge Underground Station is less than a mile from the development and has a driving time of approximately 40 minutes to King’s Cross St Pancras for Eurostar services to mainland Europe. The development is also ideally located for international travel, with London Heathrow Airport just seven miles (20 minutes) from the centre of Uxbridge, with frequent buses and good taxi shuttle services.

Prices range from £191,995 to over £700,000. For further information please contact the Sales and Marketing Suite on 0845 638 5010 or visit www.weston-homes.com

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