AN Acton housing development wowed judges at the Evening Standard New Homes Awards.

Acton Gardens, designed to transform the South Acton estate near Bollo Bridge Road, fought off stiff competition to win Best Regeneration Project at the awards ceremony, held in the Dorchester Hotel.

Hosted by comedian Dara O’Briain and British Olympic skeleton champion Lizzy Yarnold, the awards recognise clever design and solutions to the challenges of city living.

Andrew Loveday, sales and marketing director of Countryside, which undertook the project alongside L&Q, said: “Our shared vision for this £600m regeneration scheme is to reconnect the estate to the wider neighbourhood, creating a new community of around 2,600 homes which offer a sense of place, security and safety for residents.”

The awards, now in their 23rd year, were judged by Evening Standard readers and industry experts. Once complete, the new complex will include homes designed by architect Alison Brooks, a new sports ground and a central plaza with a shop, youth centre and other community areas.