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Matthews City and Country Homes have won the Natural England West Midlands Conservation Award for their development of 35 homes at Burlingham Square, London Road.  The award is given in recognition to outstanding achievement in wildlife conservation.  At the recent award ceremony, Natural England, who are the Government’s advisors on protecting the natural environment, praised Matthews City and Country Homes for going ‘above and beyond’ in their work with protected species on site.  Such work included the provision of newly built habitats, setts, foraging areas and specialist tunnels to enable uninterrupted movement of such species throughout the site.  Such facilities and infrastructure have allowed protected species to flourish on site while the new homes continue to be delivered.


Chris Matthews, Commercial Director, said “it was an honour to be the only house builder to be nominated for the award but to go and win made it extra special.  Often house building is considered damaging to the local environment; however, this award demonstrates that our positive and proactive approach to ecology has allowed protected species to thrive alongside the development of our new homes.  Our development at Burlingham Square is more than just bricks and mortar and we believe we have delivered a community within which the local environment plays a central role”.


Burlingham Square has been named as a finalist in the category for Excellence in Planning for Homes – Small Schemes at the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Awards for Planning Excellence 2019.

The RTPI Awards for Planning Excellence are the most established and respected awards in the UK planning industry. Running for over 40 years, they celebrate exceptional examples of planning and the contribution planners make to society.

The Burlingham Square development has brought 35 new homes and apartments to the heart of historic Worcester.  Despite potential constraints associated with the site’s ecology and heritage value, Burlingham Square has delivered a high-quality development which   provides a modern and sustainable interpretation on the ‘Georgian Square’ style of architecture.  

“Matthews City and Country Homes are delighted and honoured to be named as finalists in the RTPI’s Excellence in Planning for Homes.  Close working between our consultant team and Worcester City Council’s planning departments has allowed us to deliver a scheme that we are rightly proud of” – Chris Matthews, Commercial Director.   

RTPI President Ian Tant MRTPI said: “Many congratulations to all this year’s finalists, who demonstrate outstanding contributions to planning, producing a positive effect on our communities, the economy and the environment. They have shown how planners can use their passion and skills to meet needs, deliver high quality design and tackle environmental challenges – they should all be proud of their role as a force for good in society.”

The winners will be announced during a ceremony held at Milton Court Concert Hall in central London on 24 April 2019.

We are thrilled to be nominated for Natural England’s Conservation Awards 2018!

The awards aim to recognise, celebrate and reward excellent land management and effort, and to identify individuals who have made a great contribution to conserving the special wildlife and landscapes of the West Midlands.

Nominations are being considered in December and winners will be announced shortly after.

Fingers crossed we have good news in the New Year!

Meet the new addition to the Matthews Family. We’re proud to have bought Eddy last night and helped raise money for an amazing cause.

Such a fantastic and humbling evening that raised in total £210,000 for St Richards Hospice as part of the Worcester Stands Tall campaign.

Huge Congratulations to everyone that purchased one of the Giraffes and helped raise an outstanding amount. 

Watch this space for the adventures of Eddy……

Pictured with Eddy are Director Rob Matthews and Strategic Planning Manager, Phil Deeley.  They also got to meet the wonderful auctioneer, Mr Phillip Serrell!!


As one of the sponsors of the Fort Royal Festival, we were in attendance on August Bank Holiday Monday and had a great day!

Mayor of Worcester, Councillor Jabba Riaz, officially opened the One World in Our Park event, with help from the Commandery’s medieval re-enactors.

Pictured below are Jenny & Alan Matthews, Directors of Matthews Construction, and The Mayor of Worcester.


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