One of Hopkins Homes' greatest strengths is its open minded approach to each individual project. Because the company does not adhere to standard house types, it is committed to working closely with local authorities, architects and designers to provide tailor-made solutions to planning objectives. This doesn't always mean maximising density, but involves creating the best environment for any particular setting, while conserving its historic integrity.
Given the company's East Anglian roots, Hopkins places great emphasis on creating new homes which reflect the local vernacular, accented by key internal and external design features.
Hopkins have worked closely with many Local Authorities in East Anglia to help them meet their aspirations and needs, either as a result of a Local Plan requirement or to assist in the regeneration of a run down area. Examples of our active policy of working closely with Local Authorities can be seen at Drovers Mead, Bury St Edmunds where as a result of winning an initial design lead purchase offer Hopkins have successfully developed four parcels of residential land owned and offered for sale by St Edmundsbury B.C. on the Moreton Hall Estate.
In Norwich we have worked with Norwich City Council to redevelop the site of the former Norwich Brewery bounded by King Street and Rouen Road. Now being transformed by Hopkins into the Kings Quarter area of Norwich, this development has helped kick start a massive regeneration of the whole King Street / Riverside area, bring life back into the city.
At Ely in Cambridgeshire, Hopkins Homes were selected by the East Cambridgeshire District Council as their selected developer for a residential development site owned by the local authority between Broad Street and the riverside. This development subsequently received a CABE "Building for life" award.
In Thorpe, Norwich Hopkins won the first ever Design Award for excellence judged and awarded by Broadland District Council.
Working with a number of leading architects practices, both regional and national, Hopkins have won a number of prestigious awards for design including The Daily Telegraph award for Best House Design. These architects work alongside Hopkins' in-house design team to ensure that the design and style of our final product is perfect for the chosen location.
Because of Hopkins flexible approach to our land purchase, we are able to work closely with landowners and their advisers to ensure that each purchase is structured to suit the individual land seller's needs. Our design team have been able in certain circumstances to incorporate land seller's particular requirements in our final design for the land that they have sold to us. At Hopkins, we provide outstanding quality properties in Norfolk together with properties in Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, and Essex. For more information please get in touch today.
The Banyan Tree is a small charity working on behalf of poor and disadvantaged families in Kerala, South India. Through the Centre for Dalit Studies and Action (CDSA), Hopkins Homes funds a major social project in an isolated tribal area of the Western Ghats to provide quality education programmes and health care facilities.
For more information please go to: www.thebanyantree.org.uk/CDSA.html