Sunday, 30 April 2017

UK Housing Award 2012 winners named

The winners of the UK Housing Awards 2012 have been announced at a ceremony in London.

The organisations that scooped the 16 prizes recognising achievement across the housing sector were named at an evening ceremony at the Park Lane Hilton tonight (27 June).

Comedian Jeremy Hardy handed out the prizes, which included two new awards: landlord of the year, which went to Westfield Housing Association; and the lifetime achievement award, which went to former Audit Commission chief inspector Roy Irwin.

The awards are run by Inside Housing and the Chartered Institute of Housing.

CIH chief executive Grainia Long said: ‘The UK Housing Awards showcase the very best people and organisations working across the housing sector and we are thrilled to be a part of it.

‘Congratulations to Roy for the lifetime achievement recognition. The independent panel of judges chose Roy for his important contribution to raising the standards of housing management and maintenance through his work with the Audit Commission.’

See pictures of all the winners

The Winners and the Finalists

Development of the Year - Small SchemesSponsored by Pinnacle       

Winner

Sunfield Close, Andover - Radian / Architecture PLB / Drew Smith Group / Test Valley Borough Council / The Welling Partnership

Finalists                                   

Cedar Court, Down Patrick, Northern Ireland - Trinity Housing / South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust / McCartan Muldoon Architects /                          
Llys Binwyddyn, Mold, Flintshire - Wales & West Housing Association / Ainsley Gommon Architects / The Linford Group / Flintshire County Council                                   
Matinée House, Aldershot - First Wessex / Rushmoor Borough Council / Mansells / Gregory Gray Associates / Calford Seadon / Kenn Scaddan Associates                                    
Station Court, Walkergate, Newcastle - Your Homes Newcastle / Jane Darbyshire & David Kendall (JDDK) Ltd / Frank Haslam Milan North East                                               
Weir Brae, Hillside Park, Comber - Knox and Markwell Architects / Alpha Housing / T & A Kernoghan Ltd

Development of the Year - Large SchemesSponsored by Amtech

Winner

George House, Plymouth - BCHA / Form Design Architects / Mi-Space UK Ltd / Plymouth City Council / Homes and Communities Agency 

Finalists                 

Barton Hill, Bristol - Sovereign Housing Association / Lead Bitter / Kendall King Scott / BBA / Levitt Bernstein / Noma                                    
Crocodile Works, Newtown - Midland Heart / Glen Howells Architects / William Davis           
Highbury Gardens - Southern Housing Group / First Base / Homes and Communities Agency
Ker Street Regeneration, Plymouth - Devon & Cornwall Housing / Linden Homes / Plymouth City Council / Devonport Regeneration Community Partnership / Homes and Communities Agency / Lacey Hickie Caley Architects                                                           
St Andrew’s Square, Woodcock Street, West Hull - Keepmoat / Hull City Council / Places for People                                                                        

Innovation of the YearSponsored by Housing 2013        

Winner

Letfirst - Orchard and Shipman Group plc        

Finalists

‘Appy’ Choice Based Lettings - London Borough of Haringey
Low Carbon Retrofit, Salford - Salix Homes / Arup                       
Materials on the Move - Vale of Aylesbury Housing Trust / Travis Perkins                       
Project A - Chichester Foyer (HOME) / Foyer Federation           
Tenant Involvement Initiative - Four Housing Group                                                           

Partnership of the YearSponsored by Ocean Media Group

Winner

Constructing the Future Lancashire - CITB Construction Skills / Lancashire Housing Partnership / Regenerate Pennine Lancashire

Finalists

Bolton Community Homes Ltd
Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council - Harmony House
Kent County Council - No Use Empty
Link Group Ltd / The City of Edinburgh Council - Private Sector Leasing
Plus Dane Group - Castlefields Regeneration Partnership

Business Transformation of the YearSponsored by CIH

Winner

AmicusHorizon - From Zeroes to Heroes!           

Finalists

Homes for Haringey - “Explaining what we can’t do” to “let’s fix it together” Feedback Schemes
Parkway Green Housing Trust - PG REACT - Repairs Excellence Project           
Richmond Housing Partnerhship                       
Shepherds Bush Housing Group - Resident First           
Yarlington Housing Group - Top Down – Bottom Up – and everything in the Middle           

Community Inititative of the YearSponsored by CIH

Winner

Derwentside Homes - The Store           

Finalist

Irvine Housing Association - Pennyburn Regeneration Youth Development Enterprise (PRYDE) - The Playz           
Isle of Wight Council - Downside Community and Learning Centre           
Luminus - Ferry Project Night Shelter           
Red Kite Community Housing - Tenant-led transfer to Red Kite Community Housing           
Stockport Homes - Lancashire Hill Family Group           

Sustainable Landlord of the YearSponsored by Homes

Winner        

Salix Homes - Salix Green        

Finalists

Great Places Housing Group - Great Places’ Green Goal                                   
Monmouthshire Housing - “Monmouthshire Housings Cheaper, Warmer, Greener Programme”
St Vincent’s Housing Association - St Vincent’s Fit for the Future
Stockport Homes - SHINE (Stockport Homes Investing in Natural Energy)
Worthing Homes           

Most Efficient Landlord of the YearSponsored by Homes

Winner

Derwentside Homes

Finalist

Blackpool Coastal Housing - Embedded VFM            
Melin Homes Ltd - Excelling against the odds           
One Vision Housing                       
Plus Dane Group - Financial Fitness           
Riverside                                               

Strategic Local Authority of the YearSponsored by United House

Winner

Oldham Council - Strategic Housing Team

Finalists

Bolton Council - Delivering Strategy through Partnerships
Bristol City Council - My Home is my Springboard for Life
Elmbridge Borough Council - Housing Services Management Team
South Gloucestershire Council - Get South Glos Building 
The Kent Forum - Kent Forum Housing Strategy                                   

Local Authority Landlord of the YearSponsored by Amtech

Winner

Croydon Council - “All Ages” “Working across Communities”           

Finalists                 

City of York Council - Access Matters
North Tyneside Homes / North Tyneside Council - A Year of Innovation           

Small Housing Association of the YearSponsored by Amtech

Winner

Westfield Housing Association

Highly commended

First Choice Housing Association - Small Business - Big Difference

Finalists

Howard Cottage Housing Association - Celebrating 100 years of Excellence           
Rockingham Forest Housing Association - Countdown To Change           
South Devon Rural Housing Association - Punching above our weight           
Wiltshire Rural Housing Association - Weather the Storm           

Large Housing Association of the YearSponsored by Kier

Winner

North Glasgow Housing Association

Finalists

Helena Partnerships - Mission Helena: A Decade of Empowering Communities in St Helens
Liverpool Mutual Homes
Midland Heart - Housing care and more!
New Charter Housing Trust Group
Parkway Green Housing Trust - Real Dividends           

Arm’s-Length Management Organisation of the YearSponsored by Kier

Winner        

Homes for Haringey        

Finalists

Barnet Homes                                               
Berneslai Homes - “A Fresh Approach to People, Homes and Communities”
CityWest Homes - CityWest is Best                                   
Stockport Homes - Transforming Lives                                   
Your Homes Newcastle                                               

Specialist Housing Provider of the YearSponsored by Kier

Winner

Kemble Housing Ltd - SHYPP - Specialist services for young people in Herefordshire

Finalists                 

Aspire Housing - Housing people with spinal cord injury                                   
Clanmil Housing Association - “Recall, Record, Relive”                                   
Kazuri - Small Specialist Provider                                   
Riverside ECHG / HullHARP / Hull City Council - The Crossings                                    
Step by Step Partnership Ltd - Raising the roof for Youth homelessness                                   

Landlord of the YearSponsored by Mitie

Winner

Westfield Housing Association

Finalists

Croydon Council
Homes for Haringey
Kemble Housing Ltd
North Glasgow Housing Association
Westfield Housing Association

Lifetime Achievement AwardSponsored by Mitie

Winner

Roy Irwin.

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