An energy efficient housing development in Normanton has been shortlisted for a regional industry award.
Newlands Gardens was built by WDH’s in-house construction team, Homebuilder, on the site of the former Ripley Court Independent Living Scheme and includes 39 homes. It was constructed to level four of the code for sustainable homes using a ‘fabric first’ approach – a method that looks to maximise the energy performance of the components and materials that make up the building fabric itself. The scheme will compete for the title of ‘Project of Year - Best Building Project’ in the 2016 Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber (CEYH) awards on 1 July at an awards gala hosted at New Dock Hall in Leeds.
The Best Building Project award looks to recognise an ‘outstanding project that best demonstrates the highest levels of technical achievement, innovation, application of best practice, team working throughout the supply chain, delivered to time, budget and quality with the highest health & safety standards, lowest environmental impact and most importantly to the customer’s delight’.
Adam Green, WDH Homebuilder Manager, said: “We’re incredibly proud to be shortlisted for this fantastic award which recognises the effort, skill and commitment of the entire team. All the homes on the site have now been let, and we’re delighted with the results. Building these properties internally has allowed us to maintain a level of quality that’s helped tenants reduce their fuel bills on average by 60%.”