Place-making specialist Compendium Living has recently won a Building Excellence award at the Local Authority Building Control (LABC) Building Excellence Awards for the West Midlands region.
Compendium Living’s regeneration project Weston Heights, a development of 280 new homes with a new neighbourhood park and recreational spaces in Stoke-on-Trent, won the Best High Volume New Housing Development award.
A joint project taking over 10 years to complete in partnership with Lovell and affordable housing association Riverside, Weston Heights won the award for achieving excellence in the delivery of outstanding construction and workmanship.
The development has previously won Bronze at the national WhatHouse? awards in 2011 for Best Partnership Scheme.
Weston Heights has now been automatically shortlisted for the Grand Finals which will take place on Friday 10th November at the Westminster Park Plaza in London.
Dave Bullock, Managing Director at Compendium Living said: “We are absolutely delighted that Weston Heights has won a Building Excellence award. We started this venture shortly after Compendium Living was established in 2005, so it is fantastic that our first ever regeneration project has won such an award.
“We have formed strong working relationships and have worked closely with Stoke-on-Trent City Council across all of its departments, including building control, in order to provide high-quality homes for people in Stoke-on-Trent.
“We are very much looking forward to the Grand Finals in November.”
Stuart Penn, Regional Managing Director at Lovell said: “It has been a pleasure to work with Compendium Living to provide new high-quality housing for the people of Stoke-on-Trent. The award is as a testament to the hard work over the past 10 years on this fantastic joint project.
“The large-scale regeneration project has comprehensively transformed a run-down former mining estate in Stoke-on-Trent, turning it into a highly desirable place to live.”
Paul Everall, Chief Executive of LABC, said: “Our Building Excellence Awards are an opportunity for the industry to celebrate good practice.
“Our winners demonstrate how positive working relationships with local authority building control teams achieves high quality, sustainable buildings. Our awards are unique because they recognise how this cooperation improves building standards and professionalism across the industry.”
Compendium Living built over 30% of the homes at Weston Heights as affordable housing for Riverside.
Mark Patchitt, Director of Development and Growth at Riverside said: “We are proud to be in a partnership with Compendium Living on this scheme, which has provided much needed affordable homes for the local community. We wish the Weston Heights project all the best for the Grand Finals.”
Other schemes by Compendium Living include Castleward, a £100 million regeneration project which will provide 800 new homes in Derby, and Ings Regeneration, a multi-phase project which will provide over 700 new homes in Hull.