The Heyhouses estate has given New Fylde Housing yet another reason to celebrate after wining a top award.
Local housing provider, New Fylde Housing and North West construction specialist Southdale scooped a prestigious award at last week’s North West Constructing Excellence Awards.
The Lytham St Annes Heyhouses estate beat off competition from over 100 entries to win the ‘Sustainability- Our Legacy’ award, sponsored by the Centre for Construction Innovation and the University of Salford.
The £10 million regeneration scheme which consists of 116 properties including apartments, two storey houses and a large dormer bungalow for residents with learning disabilities received the prestigious award for its vast number of environmentally friendly features.
Aimed at lowering carbon emissions and significantly reducing energy cost for residents the development boasts of solar photo voltaic and thermal roof panels, solar powered bus sheltered, timber frame construction, air purifying ventilation systems, rainwater harvesting, sustainable drainage systems, plant and wildlife biodiversity and waste recycling.
The scheme received funds from the Homes and Communities Agency and Fylde Borough Council and designed by Kirkham based architects Croft Goode and Lancashire based construction management consultants Poole Dick Associates.
The high profile award ceremony was held at Chester race course on Thursday 26th May and hosted by Granada TV newsreader Lucy Meacock.
On receiving the award, Eric Tamanis Managing Director of New Fylde Housing, said: “We are extremely proud of the Heyhouses development and the positive impact that it is already having on the lives of its residents and the wider community. This project saw us lead the way in developing affordable, sustainable homes, which are both energy efficient and have low-running costs for our tenants, so it is immensely rewarding to be recognised for the sustainability of this development. I would like to thank all of our partners who worked together seamlessly to deliver this fantastic housing development.”
North West Regional Director for Southdale, Stuart Allison commented: “I am delighted to congratulate the entire team on their hard work and determination in delivering such a highly regarded scheme. Working with New Fylde Housing on the Heyhouses development has been a fantastic opportunity to demonstrate our ability to produce high quality and sustainable housing projects which meet client and resident needs.”
Mick Goode, Director of Croft Goode Architects, said: “We worked closely with New Fylde Housing to consult with residents and ensure our designs provided homes which not only looked good, but also had excellent environmental performance. Together with the other partners involved in this project we have helped to deliver homes that local tenants can be proud of and we’re thrilled the development has won this award.”
Andrew Bayley, Regional Director of Poole Dick Associates, said: “Poole Dick Associates are extremely proud to have been able to contribute to this prestigious development for New Fylde Housing and to have worked along side such a forward thinking and end user/local community focused clients. The look and quality of the completed development is testament to all those involved and the close working relationship of the key stakeholders.”
New Fylde Housing worked with a number of other partners to deliver the project, including the Ormerod Home Trust, Friends of Waddington Park, and Priestly Johnson Ltd.