South Lakes housebuilder Russell Armer Homes has been honoured for one of its developments.

The firm was presented with an award from Kendal Civic Society for its recent conversion of the former nurses' home on the town's Brigsteer Road.

The society said the company had made a positive contribution to the town’s characterful built environment.

Each year, Kendal Civic Society recognises exceptional buildings that contribute to the attractiveness of the townscape by showcasing high standards of design and construction.

This year, Russell Armer’s Tenterfield development received a Highly Commended certificate for its conversion of a period building.

Tenterfield comprises of 18 homes in a conservation area.

Richard Wood, Russell Armer Homes architect, said: "We couldn’t be happier with the positive reception that Tenterfield has had, especially from the local community.

"This award means more than most as it’s been made on behalf of a society that cares deeply not only about preserving Kendal’s history but is also committed to promoting new buildings that capture the character of the town.

"We’re particularly proud of the effort that’s gone into creating an attractive development that preserves the original building’s charm, while providing characterful contemporary accommodation.

"From being a neglected and dilapidated plot, Tenterfield now makes the most of this beautiful setting and is providing comfortable homes for a new generation of residents."

Tenterfield has also recently notched up a prestigious win in the United Kingdom Property Awards 2018-2019.

The highest scoring five-star winners from each category of these will be automatically put forward for rejudging against the five-star winners in other regions of the world – Asia Pacific, Americas, Europe, Africa and Arabia.