Civic pride award brings kudos for fledgling housebuilder Qudos

By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 24 Aug 2016

A FIRST major development for North Lincolnshire-based house builder Qudos Homes has brought further accolades.

Barton upon Humber Civic Society has bestowed its annual award on Blue Bell Court.

It follows success earlier this year at the South Yorkshire and Humber Local Authority Building Control Building Excellence Awards, hosted on the home turf of Forest Pines Hotel.

The award is presented to a person or company which has made a significant contribution to the built environment within the town over the past year.

Richard Clarke, chairman of Barton upon Humber Civic Society, said: "We are absolutely delighted with the fantastic transformation of the former Blue Bell pub into 12 attractive homes known as Blue Bell Court.

"The former Blue Bell pub building is highly regarded and has a prestigious grade two listing.

"It is a significant building within our town and we were delighted that Qudos Homes have made such a prestigious and attentive job of its redevelopment."

Qudos' development director, Tom Strawson, said: "We are delighted to receive a further accolade for the development which is a pat on the back to all the hard work that has been undertaken by our company.

"I personally have a great deal of pride for Barton, having been brought up locally in the village of Ulceby and having visited the town all of my life.

"Barton is an exceptionally attractive underestimated market town which boasts a significant amount of Anglo-Saxon and Georgian history and character.

"Blue Bell Court is located within the town's preserved conservation area and it gives me great pride to develop an important building which has provided a positive contribution to the street scene."

The development which was sold by the Barton Lovelle Estate Agency branch was all sold "off plan" prior to completion.

As reported in May, Blue Bell Court won the Best Small Housing Development at the LABC bash.

Mr Strawson added that the company had recently started work on a project in Scawby and hopes to be able to make some more exciting development plan announcements shortly.

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