Bellway London has won a national award for its new development near the former EMI headquarters in Hayes.

The housebuilder was highly commended at the 2021 Evening Standard New Homes Awards for Bluenote Apartments, off Blyth Road.

The award, in the Best First-Time Buyer Home category, was presented at a ceremony at the Dorchester Hotel in Mayfair on Friday (17 September).

Bellway London is delivering 118 homes at the development, including 77 apartments for private sale, 34 shared ownership apartments and a further seven townhouses designated as affordable housing for local people.

The highly commended accolade makes Bluenote Apartments another award-winning scheme for Bellway London, in an area the company has built a strong reputation for in recent years.

Ali Maruf, a Managing Director of Bellway London, said: “We are extremely proud to win such a prestigious award and it is a real feather in the cap for the team at the Bluenote Apartments site. The Evening Standard New Homes Awards are widely acknowledged within the industry as a marker of quality and a recognition of top-level housebuilding.

“To win an award for Best First-Time Buyer Home is testament to not only the quality of our apartments but also the small details which sets Bellway London apart from the competition, including our on site teams who are on hand to answer any questions a typical first-time homeowner would be unsure of when committing to a huge moment such as buying a home.

“We are delivering one, two and three-bedroom homes at the development which is a key part of the wider transformation of Hayes. These apartments are proving to be very popular with first-time buyers stepping onto the property ladder and who are keen to live in an up-and-coming area.

“All the homes for sale at Bluenote Apartments fall within the £600,000 London price cap for the Help to Buy scheme. This enables first-time buyers to be able to afford a brand-new apartment in this exciting location with easy access to central London for commuters.

“It is a two-minute walk to Hayes and Harlington station where Crossrail is set to bring its Elizabeth Line service as part of the continuing development of Hayes.

“These award-winning apartments in Hayes are a great example of the hundreds of first-time buyer homes that Bellway London is delivering across the capital. Meeting the needs of those taking their first steps onto the property ladder is a key part of our business in London.”

London Help to Buy enables first-time buyers to secure a new-build home in the capital with a five per cent deposit and a 55 per cent mortgage. The remaining 40 per cent is provided in the form of a Government-backed equity loan, which is interest free for the first five years. The scheme, which runs until 2023, is now only available to first-time buyers and on homes which don’t exceed the regional price cap.

There is a selection of one and two-bedroom apartments currently for sale at Bluenote Apartments, with prices starting from £335,000. For more information, visit or call the sales team on 020 8131 4763