Lyng redevelopment scoops top award
Published by Sarah Thomas for Lyng Community Association in Housing and also in Communities
The Lyng Estate
A newly redeveloped housing estate in West Bromwich has been named one of the best building projects in the Midlands.
The multi-million pound regeneration project, which has breathed new life into the Lyng, is being spearheaded by Lyng Community Association (LCA), Sandwell Borough Council and housebuilder Barratt West Midlands.
It has now scooped a MADE20 award which celebrates the 20 best development projects, built in the last five years, which demonstrate good design and forward-thinking ideas.
Judges considered all new buildings for the award, including new housing estates, individual homes, public buildings, converted listed buildings and retail and office developments across the Midlands region.
The awards were presented by MADE, an organisation dedicated to improving the quality of towns, cities and villages, in line with its belief that a high quality built environment is essential for economic prosperity and well-being.
Wendy Bodenham, Chair of LCA, said: “We are thrilled that the Lyng has been named one of the best new building projects in the Midlands.
“The project is the result of years of hard work and cooperation between ourselves at LCA, Barratt West Midlands and Sandwell Borough Council.
“This award just goes to show that everybody’s efforts have resulted in a really terrific place for people to live.”
Regeneration work on the Lyng has been going on over the last few years, including the building of more homes, a new children’s play area and public open space. LCA currently owns 190 homes for affordable rent on the estate, with another 10 being built.