Keepmoat basks in awards success
Published by Claire Tinston for IPB Communications in Housing and also in Communities
One of the country’s leading housing and community regeneration specialists, Keepmoat, is celebrating after scooping four gongs at this year’s Built in Quality Awards.
Organised by Birmingham Building Control’s company Acivico, the Built in Quality Awards are run alongside the annual West Midlands Centre of Constructing Excellence (WMCCE) Awards which recognise the professionalism, excellence and innovation that lie at the heart of the West Midlands’ construction community.
Keepmoat is delighted after four of its developments were praised, with its Pannel Croft development named the winner of the Community category, its Snow Hill development scooping the Regeneration and Refurbishment award and its Showell Park and Spirit Quarters sites both winning recognition in the Housing category.
The West Midlands Centre for Constructing Excellence CIOB awards evening, which takes place on June 7 at the ICC in Birmingham, will feature television presenter Mark Durden Smith as guest speaker.
Keepmoat Chief Executive Dave Sheridan said: “We are thrilled to have won four awards at this prestigious ceremony which sets out to highlight best practice in the region.
“The categories in which we have won awards demonstrate our capabilities across such a diverse delivery range.
“It is thanks to the hard work of our staff that we have won these awards and I’m delighted that their efforts have been recognised in this way. Standards in the industry are always on the increase so to be recognised for quality is an endorsement worth having”
The multi award winning Pannel Croft, an Extra-Care Village built on behalf of the ExtraCare Charitable Trust in partnership with Birmingham City Council, is the second of five ExtraCare villages being built around Birmingham. The £22m scheme has also recently won an award from the Federation of Plastering and Drywall contractors, as well as NHBC national and regional “Site of the Year” awards.
Less than a mile away rests another of the company’s winning developments in The Snow Hill, a supported housing scheme built in partnership with Midland Heart and Birmingham City Council. The £6.25m part refurb, part new build project stands as an exemplar of the future of supported housing.
The housebuilding arm of Keepmoat has also secured two awards in the Housing category.
For Spirit Quarters in Coventry, which is an extensive regeneration scheme transforming the communities of Wood End, Henley Green and Manor Farm Estates (WEHM), Keepmoat is leading a consortium working in partnership with Whitefriars Housing and Coventry City Council to deliver the £300m redevelopment.
The scheme will bring about the demolition of around 2,500 existing homes which will be replaced with 3,300 mixed tenure new homes over a 15 year period.
Showell Park development also won in this category.
The Wolverhampton development was built in partnership with Wolverhampton City Council.
The new homes were built to a minimum of Eco-Homes “Very Good” standard by incorporating green technologies into the design. The new homes take a responsible approach to the environment by helping to reduce residents’ fuel bills.