Award for Greenwich Gardens in Derby
Published by rtownsend for Sanctuary Housing Association in Care and Support and also in Communities, Housing
Jonathan Mullins, Sanctuary’s Head of Development – Midlands with the LABC Building Excellence Award for Greenwich Gardens
Sanctuary Group is celebrating after its Greenwich Gardens extra care scheme in Mackworth, Derby was declared a winner at a prestigious regional awards ceremony.
Greenwich Gardens was shortlisted at this year’s LABC Building Excellence Awards in the East Midlands and was selected as the regional winner in the Best Social or Affordable New Housing Development category.
The £12 million extra care scheme was developed by Sanctuary Group with part-funding from Derby City Council and the Homes and Communities Agency. It was designed by Brewster Bye Architects and built by contractors Mansell Construction (now Balfour Beatty), and opened last summer, offering its residents superb accommodation, outstanding on-site facilities and a wide range of care options.
The LABC Building Excellence Awards 2014 celebrate the best construction in the region and recognise the difference strong partnership arrangements can make in achieving high standards.
This was certainly true with Sanctuary Group’s Greenwich Gardens scheme.
The development includes 98 one and two bedroom apartments for over 55s, an on-site restaurant, coffee bar, lounge, health suite and cinema room, as well as 24-hour on site care and a 24 hour emergency response service, all helping to provide the highest standard of independent living to each resident.
The architectural design of the building also plays a part in making Greenwich Gardens a great place for people to call home, with its distinctive atrium ceiling as its central feature, and solar panels on the roof offering maximum energy efficiency. The development also achieved a BREEAM Very Good rating, reflecting its sustainable design.
Andrew White, Sanctuary’s Commercial & Sales Director, said: “We are delighted that our Greenwich Gardens scheme has won this award and would like to thank all those involved in the development for their commitment and hard work throughout the project. Each element of the building has been designed with the end user in mind, and ensures the highest standard of living for residents coupled with the peace of mind that on-site care can provide.”
Sanctuary Group’s Malvern Crescent development in Ashby-de-la-Zouch was also short-listed in the same category.