Lovell and Telford & Wrekin Council are celebrating after Nuplace, the limited company owned wholly by the Council, has been shortlisted for one of the most prestigious housing awards in the industry.
The organisations have been shortlisted in the Partnership category of The Housing Excellence Awards. The winners will be announced on 11 May in front of over 500 guests at the awards ceremony in Manchester.
Lovell has almost completed the first phase of 132 houses, with some tenants already in their new homes, which are being managed by Nuplace.
The creation of Nuplace is a bold step to meet three of the Council’s aims: supporting social and economic regeneration, bridging a gap in the rental market and creating revenue to protect frontline council services.
Councillor Shaun Davies, cabinet member for Business, Neighbourhood and Customer Services said: “We are delighted to have been shortlisted for this award along with our contractor, Lovell.
“We’ve been very pleased with our partnership work with Lovell on this project and this has enabled us to deliver the project on time.
“The tenants who have already moved in have been very happy with their new homes.”
Steve Davis, regional director of Lovell in the Midlands, added: “Lovell and Telford & Wrekin Council have formed an outstanding, open and trusting relationship that has enabled them to deliver these homes at speed and to the highest standards.
“We are delighted to be involved in this bold and innovative project and equally delighted to be shortlisted for such an influential award.”
Phase one of the programme comprises 101 homes at Woodland Walk in Madeley and 31 homes at Pool View in Randlay.
Phase two is expected to include a number of homes at Matlock Avenue, Madeley Court, Hadley and a number of affordable, rental properties in Springfields, Newport.
Phase three will involve looking at the feasibility of providing a number of one and two bedroom apartments in Southwater.
Prospective tenants can find out more by visiting www.nuplace.co.uk