AN ASTLEY-based housing developer has been shortlisted in the UK’s top design awards.

McCaul Developments has been nominated for the Point at New Islington, Manchester, which is a finalist in the prestigious Housing Design Awards, believed by many to be the Oscars of the industry.

The Point, a £20 million scheme which will consist of 117 apartments and 13 houses is its first venture into the city centre market for the family-owned McCauls .