Jamie Hempsall interior design reaps coveted UK property award at London ceremony
It was an exciting end of the year for UK real estate when leading property professionals gathered at the Lancaster London Hotel for the presentations of the UK Property Awards in association with Bloomberg Television.
One of these rightly proud winners is Interior Designer and Yorkshire Post Interiors Columnist Jamie Hempsall who has won in the category of Best Interior Design – North East for his project “The Beeches” a four storey Victorian Villa in Lancashire. The fact that Jamie Hempsall Interior Design has won one of these coveted awards is proof that Nottinghamshire has proved capable of triumphing within the highly competitive UK property arena.
This was a total renovation project involving 27 rooms and completed over a period of two years. It transformed an unloved residence with a large number of redundant rooms and a layout more suitable to a family with a large domestic staff into a stylish, warm, modern home designed to keep the family in easy proximity of each other despite its proportions.
The design ensured that flows throughout the property became more logical for usage in the 21st Century and included an eco-friendly pellet boiler to power under-floor heating ensuring the residence remained a warm and ecologically sound environment for its owners.
Jamie designed a tremendous master bedroom suite which has been favourably compared to some of the top hotels in London as well as including the odd luxury like a home gym and six person steam sauna.
Stuart Shield, chairman of the International Property Awards says, “In our quest to find the most outstanding projects and property professionals from around the world we were fascinated to discover that the total value of the award winning projects was over $100 billion. This helps to contrast with the ‘Bear’ market approach to the property market in general. There are some incredibly strong roots being established for the future growth and generation of properties that are more attractive to look at, safer, kinder to the environment, smarter and able to deliver a better quality of life for those who live and work in them.”
Much of the judging was carried out by the International Property Awards’ panel of judges at the London offices of Bloomberg Television but entries were also outsourced to leading experts in each particular field throughout the world. This year’s judges included Luke McKend, industry head property markets of Google UK; Peter Bolton King, group chief executive of the National Federation of Property Professionals; Christopher Hall, president elect of FIABCI; Thijs Stoffer, International Consortium of Real Estate Agents Association (ICREA); Fiona Nixon, chairman of the Australia Institute of Architects, Hendrik Nelde, president of FIABCI Belgium; Helen Shield, editor-in-chief of International Homes Luxury Collection magazine and Sven Johns, CEO of the German Real Estate Association.
Jamie Hempsall, Design Director, said of winning the Best Interior Design – North East, “I am absolutely delighted, it shows that good design is alive and kicking outside the M25! It is always thrilling to get good feedback from your clients, but to achieve an accolade judged by your peers in the property industry is especially rewarding.”