Audley Villages has been given the title of Best Retirement Development at the What House? Awards. It was presented for its outstanding work at Audley Redwood, the luxury retirement village in Failand, Bristol. 

Known as the ‘Oscars’ of the UK housebuilding industry, the WhatHouse? awards celebrate the UK’s best new homes, attracting many of the biggest names in the sector. 

Audley Redwood was recognised for its overall design inspired by the local Georgian architecture, and ability to create a sense of history and grandeur. Situated on the former site of the Redwood Hotel and Country Club, the Village sits in 15 acres of landscaped parkland and Redwood Hall itself incorporates grand columns and a beautiful portico built in the Georgian style. 

The spacious interiors boast statement pieces, with opulent furnishings and grand chandeliers, as well as an impressive triple-height atrium topped with a skylight. 

Kevin Shaw, Managing Director at Audley Group, said: “This award is credit to the brilliant teams behind the development of Audley Redwood, from Gaunt Francis’ stunning architecture to Balfour Beatty in managing the construction process. However, the village would not be what it is today without the Audley Redwood team, and without the owners themselves. We’re incredibly proud to have been recognised with this latest award.” 

Audley Redwood welcomed its first owners in winter 2017 following the completion of the first phase of development. Building work was completed earlier in the year and all properties are now available to move into, offering a range of one, two and three-bedroom apartments and cottages.