Considerate project wins Gold award

East Midlands-based construction company Robert Woodhead has taken home a Gold award at this year’s Considerate Constructors Awards. Woodhead achieved a high

score on its assessment of its work at High Oakham Primary School in Mansfield last year. The site team was awarded 42 out of 50 while carrying out necessary heating replacement works. The project was so highly commended by the CCS assessor that it was put forward for a national award. The Considerate Constructors Scheme's National Site Awards recognise those building sites registered with the scheme which have raised the bar for considerate construction. Mark Maisey, Woodhead’s

Team Leader for Nottinghamshire, said: “We’re delighted to have had this site recognised nationally. I’m so proud of Site Manager Colin Kear and Project Coordinator Gary Nicholson and their team for turning a simple heating replacement programme into something that had such a positive impact on the school.” Woodhead also took Bronze

for the former Morley school site in St Ann’s, Nottingham, which has been turned into council homes.

Housing provider is highly commended

A groundbreaking project by Leicestershire-based emh homes, which saw the installation of 433 air source heat pumps, scooped the Large Scale Project prize at the recent East Midlands Energy Efficiency Awards. The team was also Highly

Commended in two other categories - Housing Association/Landlord and Small Scale Project - for the installation of ground source heat pumps at homes in Market Harborough. A Commendation in the Vulnerable Customer Support Campaigner category was also later added to the list of accolades. The awards were set up in

2014 to provide public recognition of the work being carried out by the energy efficiency sector in the East Midlands in the delivery of firstly the Green Deal Finance Initiative and subsequently many further energy efficiency schemes. Adrian Cheetham, Property

Services Director at emh homes, said: “Winning this award and receiving the commendations reflect our commitment to energy efficiency and carbon reduction.”

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Nottingham City Homes employees receive the award

Nottingham City Homes is named Landlord of the Year

Nottingham City Homes (NCH), the arms’ length management organisation (ALMO) of Nottingham City Council, swept the board at the UK Housing Awards in London recently, taking home three awards including the prestigious Landlord of the Year. The UK Housing Awards, run by

the Chartered Institute of Housing and Inside Housing, are known as ‘the Oscars of the housing world’ and showcase the very best the sector has to offer. The Landlord of the Year award

is the Housing equivalent of Best Film, and as well as submitting a nomination, NCH representatives had to go through a gruelling interview process in which they were quizzed on every aspect of the work they do in some of the UK’s most disadvantaged communities, delivering on the vision of creating homes and places where people want to live and achieving record satisfaction by putting residents at the heart of everything the organisation does. NCH also took home the awards

for Innovation of the Year, in recognition of its pioneering approach to tackling energy inefficiency in older housing stock, and Outstanding Approach to Tenant Involvement, for the way in which it includes tenants in decision making from board level down. NCH is the first housing

organisation in the country to adopt the groundbreaking Energiesprong approach, pioneered in the Netherlands, that upgrades a home with new outside walls and

Building a Better Nottingham’s flagship project at Lenton Green

‘The Landlord of the Year award is the Housing equivalent of Best Film’

windows, a solar roof and a state- of-the-art heating system, dramatically reducing household energy bills and making homes warmer and healthier for residents. Councillor Jane Urquhart,

responsible for the City Council’s Portfolio for Planning and Housing, said: “I’m really proud of everything that NCH has achieved, and these awards are really excellent recognition of all the fantastic work it has done to make the housing offer for people in Nottingham so good. “Our overall expectation is of

high quality housing across all tenures and winning Landlord of the Year shows that Nottingham’s biggest social landlord is achieving that – with the Innovation award demonstrating NCH is going beyond that to improve energy efficiency for its tenants. It’s really good to see it win the Outstanding

Approach to Tenant Involvement award, showing how it works closely with the local community, listening and responding to tenants brilliantly to create homes and communities where people want to live and choose to live. “NCH won the Outstanding

Approach to Tenant Involvement award because it puts residents at the forefront of everything it does, empowering them to influence decisions and shape the direction of the organisation.” Nick Murphy, NCH Chief

Executive, added: “I'm delighted that we're Landlord of the Year - it's testament to the great work that our staff and residents do every day across the city. I am fortunate to lead a magnificent team of committed and dedicated staff at NCH, and it was an honour to accept this award on their behalf.”

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