G B Building Solutions, won recognition for their work on behalf of Staffordshire Housing Association (SHA) on the £18 million West End Village project, Stoke.
The West End Village development has been recognised in the National House Building Council (NHBC) Quality Awards. Just 400 of the 13,000 sites nominated have been recognised for their quality.
West End Village provides 100 apartments for residents aged 55 and over.
The complex, opened in early 2011, also has communal facilities including a gym, hairdressers, general store and restaurant.
The building programme included several features designed to help regenerate the town of Stoke and provide benefits for the local community.
For example, building materials were bought locally where possible, helping local business and reducing the building’s carbon footprint.
SHA also asked that local sub-contractors were used where ever possible.
And GB helped to improve the local area by carrying-out repairs and redecoration at the nearby Boothen community centre.
Local primary school children were also encouraged to get involved in the project and created a time capsule which was buried on site.
Diane Lea, SHA Chief Executive, said: “It was a complex project in the heart of a residential area. But the building phase ran as smoothly as possible and we are delighted with both the results and the recognition from the NHBC.
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Notes to Editors:
SHA is a housing association committed to building a better future for local communities. Established in 1984, SHA provide a huge range of tenant services including maintenance, tenancy support, estate management and gardening, as well as essential guidance on income management, money advice and benefits assessments. They are committed to improving live in Staffordshire through regeneration, supported housing, older people’s villages, key worker homes and a rolling programme of home improvements. Their subsidiary company, Blue Mountain Housing Association, also work closely with refugee and local BME communities to provide essential support with healthcare, education, training and employment as well as access to quality housing.
For more information about current and up and coming projects, please visit www.staffshousing.org.uk.