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Developer dedicates award win to the community

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Published by Hazel Rycroft for Keepmoat in Housing

Keepmoat has dedicated its most recent award win to the community as a thank you for their support during the build process. Keepmoat has dedicated its most recent award win to the community as a thank you for their support during the build process.

South Yorkshire-based regeneration specialist Keepmoat has dedicated its most recent award win to the community as a thank you for their support during the build process.

The company scooped Best Affordable Housing Development at the regional LABC Building Excellence Awards for its 38-home scheme in New Lodge, Barnsley, which was developed on behalf of Yorkshire Housing.

Having worked closely with the community during the construction of the new homes, Keepmoat has dedicated the award win to the local residents for their patience and understanding during the building works.

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.

Nathan Brough, Regional Operations Manager at Keepmoat, said: “This award win is a testament to the hard work and investment that has gone into creating not just 38 new homes, but a community that people can be proud to be a part of.

“Local residents have been behind us every step of the way and I would like to dedicate this award to them for their hard work and cooperation throughout the construction process.”

The development of new homes on New Lodge Crescent, Beverley Close and Sherburn Road was praised for its energy efficiency, use of local suppliers and sustainability - with 70 per cent of site waste recycled.

Part of a long-term regeneration project between Keepmoat, Yorkshire Housing, Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council and Berneslai Homes, the project has seen the local college visit site and budding beekeepers receive new beehives.

Linda Gray, Development Project Manager at Yorkshire Housing, said: “We have worked in partnership with Keepmoat to make sure that we deliver high-quality homes. We have also put the foundations in place for a strong community for many years to come, for example by investing in the community centre. I am delighted these efforts have been recognised through this award win.”

This award win is the second in as many years as 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.

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