The shortlist for the Resi Awards 2023, organised by Property Week, has been announced with Dorset-based AJC Group shortlisted for Small Developer of the Year (fewer than 1000 units).
The annual Resi Awards, which recognises excellence in the residential property sector, has revealed the list of national finalists, judged by a panel of 43 independent judges. The winners of the 18 award categories will be announced at a gala ceremony on the evening of 10th May 2023, at Grosvenor House, London.
In the five years since AJC Group was established, the rapidly growing housebuilder has tripled its turnover, profit, and team. The founding trio of directors has grown to a multi-disciplined team of over 35 professionals, with AJC Group receiving a national accreditation from Investors In People in 2022. The affordable housing specialist was also crowned Housebuilder of the Year and Fast-Rising Property Company of the Year at The Business Magazine’s 2022 South Coast Property Awards.
David Cracklen, Director of AJC Group, said: “We are delighted to have been shortlisted for Small Residential Developer of the Year by Property Week. It is tremendous to have the hard work of our whole team recognised, together with the projects we are constructing across the Wessex region.
“We have a clear vision to become a leading developer of affordable homes, delivering properties of exceptional quality, on time and to budget, on behalf of – and in collaboration with – our partners and customers. Our aim is to deliver lasting change, transforming lives and landscapes through partnerships that build energy-efficient homes in communities that are vibrant, sustainable, and aspirational.”
This year, AJC Group has already reached several milestones and achievements, including a handful of internal promotions and senior hires. At the start of the year, Seb Janes was promoted to be the firm’s first managing director. Recent site starts has seen the number of live projects rise to six, with more developments in the immediate pipeline. AJC Group is on track to deliver over 200 mixed-tenure homes during 2023, reflecting a total construction value in excess of £100m.
The six schemes which are currently under construction by the company include a development in the village of Okeford Fitzpaine near Blandford Forum. Developments on Lindsay Road, The Sloop, and Herbert Avenue, are all located in Poole, while The Sonnet apartment scheme is in Bournemouth. The company has also recently started construction at one of its largest projects, which will deliver 57 affordable houses and apartments for Aster Group within the former Dorchester Brewery regeneration scheme.