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Popular housing development gains seal of approval

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Published by Hazel Rycroft for Keepmoat in Housing

A new housing development in New Lodge, Barnsley has been given the seal of approval by a prestigious industry award. A new housing development in New Lodge, Barnsley has been given the seal of approval by a prestigious industry award.

A new housing development in New Lodge, Barnsley has been given the seal of approval by a prestigious industry award.

The 38-home scheme on New Lodge Crescent, Beverley Close and Sherburn Road, which has been developed by national housing and regeneration specialist, Keepmoat, has been shortlisted for Best Social or Affordable Housing Project by the LABC South Yorkshire & Humber Building Excellence Awards 2014.

The development is part of a long-term regeneration project between Keepmoat, Yorkshire Housing, Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council and Berneslai Homes.

The £3.86m development was praised for its energy efficiency, use of local suppliers and sustainability - with 70 per cent of site waste recycled.

The first phase of the development was rated 37 out of 40 by Considerate Constructors, won a bronze award and was featured in the top 7.5% of UK sites.

Nathan Brough, Regional Operations Manager at Keepmoat, said: “It is a pleasure to have been involved in a project that has not only transformed housing in the area, but also had a positive impact on the lives of the people who call New Lodge home.

“This shortlisting is a fitting way to celebrate the investment and hard work that has gone into building and investing in both new and existing homes and I would like to congratulate all partners involved in this project.

“It is also a pat on the back for the community which has put a lot of effort into putting New Lodge on to the track to success.”

Keepmoat has worked closely with the local community throughout the build process, organising visits from the local college and donating beehives to budding beekeepers.

A community event was held to mark the end of the project, with hundreds of local residents, old and new, coming along to celebrate the completion of the new homes.

Linda Gray, Development Project Manager at Yorkshire Housing, said: “Keepmoat was keen to get involved with the local community.

“They contributed to projects including donating a new kitchen to the community centre, which is due to be installed shortly. This will mean the centre will be able to open a community café. They also donated topsoil to a new community allotment.”

Keepmoat will find out if it has been successful on Thursday May, 8 at a prestigious awards ceremony at Forest Pines Hotel and Golf Resort in Brigg. 

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