A PROJECT which saw a Winchester church converted into luxury homes has won an award.

St Thomas church development won Regeneration Project of the Year award at the South Coast Property Awards.

The Grade II listed church on Southgate Street, which has been converted into nine homes, was redeveloped by Southampton based Hemdean. Each home, includes allocated parking with electric charging points, private lift access, fitted kitchens, underfloor heating and fully integrated speaker systems.

Jane Kennerley, head of residential development sales at Savills Winchester, who is marketing St Thomas, said: “We are delighted that St Thomas has received such a well-recognised and prestigious award. As an important landmark building within Winchester, it was vital that the conversion was carried out sympathetically by a skilled team. Hemdean Builders have done a remarkable job by creating a collection of wonderful, individual homes which preserve the splendour of the building, enabling it to be enjoyed by generations to come.”

The South Coast Property Awards gala dinner and awards presentation was held at the Hilton at the Ageas Bowl. Now in its third year, it is the leading property event in the region, attracting over 400 guests and entries from commercial and residential sectors.

Rob Newbold, managing director of Hemdean, said: “As the developer and main contractor for the St Thomas project we are delighted to have received the Regeneration Project of the Year award at the South Coast Property Awards.”