UK Housing Awards 2013: Winners Announced

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The UK Housing Awards were established in 1997, to recognise excellence across the housing sector.

The UK Housing Awards 2013 took place at the Lancaster London on Tuesday 16th April 2013, hosted by Comedian and TV regular, Sue Perkins.

Now in their 17th year, these awards reflect the priorities and challenges of the sector.

The organisations that scooped the 13 prizes recognising achievement across the housing sector were named at an evening ceremony that attracted more than 600 people.

The UK Housing Awards are the longest established and most respected awards in the social housing sector, recognising the ingenuity, creativity, passion and results of housing organisations and individuals across the UK.

This showcase for excellence in social housing is run by Inside Housing and the Chartered Institute of Housing.

The Winners and the Finalists

Development of the year (small schemes)

West Street self-build scheme, Bedminster, Bristol - Knightstone Housing Association/GCP/Leadbitter/Tremain Powell/Community Self Build Agency

Boxtree Lane, Harrow, London
Origin Housing/Yoop Architects/Sandwood Design and Build Ltd
James Street, South Hiendley, Wakefield
WDH HomeBuilder
Sinclair Meadows, South Shields
Four Housing Group/RNJ Partnership LLP/Fitz Architects Limited/CK21 Consultants LLP/Ian Larnach Associates/Lumsdon Wood Partnership/Galliford Try Partnerships North/Eco North Ltd/Taylor Design Partnership/Homes and Community Agency/Ground Work/South Tyneside Council
Stoneham Green, Southampton
Radian/Drew Smith Group/FFT/Kenn Scaddan Associates/Greenbox Associates/Kaldien
Tolpuddle House, East Thames
East Thames Group/Theatre Resource/Hill Partnership Ltd/calfordseaden LLP/Robinson Lon Francis



Development of the year (large schemes)Sponsorde+by+H+H

Stratford Halo, Warton Road, Stratford High Street, London - Genesis Housing Association/Allford Hall Monaghan Morris/Ardmore Construction/Gardiner and Theobald

Alexandra House, Croydon, London
South London YMCA/Potter Raper Partnership/Warings/Stride Treglown/Reuby and Stagg/ Bannerman Consulting/Unite Modular Solutions/Aspect Ecology/Nigel Cogger Associates/ Salus/WSP/Max Fordham Associates/GMA Architects/Indigo Planning
Brookside Retirement Living, Ormskirk, Liverpool
Your Housing Group/NHS/Alzheimer’s Society/Lancashire County Council/West Lancashire Borough Council/Lancashire Age UK/U3A - The University Of The Third Age
Flowers House, Bletchley, Milton Keynes
Grand Union Housing Group/CMYK/Aragon Housing Association/Bellcross Homes/Anders Plumbing & Heating Ltd/Pell Frischmann/Davis Langdon
Helliers Lane, Cheddar, Somerset
Guinness Hermitage/Pod Associates Ltd/Leadbitter/Craddy Pitcher Davidson/Hills/Stone Suppliers/First Step Homes
Oasis House, Northampton
Midland Heart/BM3 Architecture/William Davis/Howard Stanley Pratt/EC Harris/Northampton Borough Council



Business transformation of the year sponsored+by+campbell+tickell

A2Dominion - Lean - Achieving change together

The Hyde Group - One Hyde one vision
Raglan Housing Association - A story of change...
Rochdale Boroughwide Housing - New Rochdale pioneers
Sadeh Lok Housing Group - From survival to revival
Yarlington Housing Group - Our never ending journey
Your Housing Group - The making of Your Housing Group



Campaign of the yearOMG

Wise money - Paragon Community Housing Group

Communicating welfare reform to customers - Halton Housing Trust
Join in and make a difference - Colchester Borough Homes
Online safety awareness - Mears and Richmond Housing Partnership
Say no to hate crime - Mosscare Housing
Stop hate in Wolverhampton - Wolverhampton Homes



Community-led initiative of the yearpinnacle

Striking it clucky - Whitefriars Housing

Design factor - Tai Calon Community Housing
On the road sustainability roadshows - Curo Group
Osmaston Community Association of Residents (OSCAR) forge ahead - Derby Homes
Poplar and Bow green network - Poplar Harca
Youth bank - The Hyde Group



Innovation of the year

Rapid response same day service for repairs - Wrekin Housing Trust

Bedroom tax benefits calculator – WHG
Bright Sparks void clearance, recycling and reuse scheme - Islington Council
Prince Bishops Homes - Derwentside Homes
Tyze - Midland Heart
Witness support long after the night is all over - New Progress Housing Association



Strategic local authority of the yearSponsored+by+United+Housing

Stockton on Tees Borough Council - Together we deliver

Caerphilly County Borough Council - Caerphilly's mortgage rescue initiative
Ealing Council - Securing jobs and homes
Hackney Council - Delivering balanced and sustainable communities
Hull City Council - The Hull housing and neighbourhood renewal strategy



Sustainable landlord of the year

Nottingham City Homes - Creating secure, warm, modern homes

City West Housing Trust - Green agenda
Nottingham City Homes - Creating secure, warm, modern homes
RCT Homes - Serious about making a sustainable difference
Stockport Homes - Investing in natural energy
WHG - Altogether better
Wrexham County Borough Council - Solar photovoltaic installation project



Specialist landlord of the yearSpirotech

Riverside ECHG – SPACES

Bield Housing and Care - Carntyne Gardens Care Home
First Choice Housing Association - Independent living for adults with a learning disability
Progress Housing Group - Include me in
St Basils - Homelessness should not be part of growing up
Southdown Housing Association - The Q-Kit and the Q-Team



Small social landlord of the yearSponsored+by+Higgins

Easthall Park Housing Co-operative - Making a difference to our community

Derventio Housing Trust – Taking action to end homelessness
East Lothian Housing Association - The online housing association
First Choice Housing Association - More than just bricks and mortar
Rhondda Housing Association - Working together for a brighter future
Taff Housing Association - The Taff Deal



Large social landlord of the yearkier

WDH - Improving lives by tackling health inequality

L&Q – Creating places where people want to live
One Vision Housing - Project Pendle
Orbit Group - Leading the way in a changing world
Places for People - Providing aspirational homes and inspirational places
Stockport Homes - Transforming lives



Landlord of the year

WDH - Improving lives by tackling health inequality

Easthall Park Housing Co-operative – Making a difference to our community
Riverside ECHG – SPACES



Lifetime achievement awardinsight

Diane Cank

UK Housing Awards 2013 Judges



Debbie Larner
Head of Professional Practice, Chartered Institute of Housing


Stuart Macdonald
Editor, Inside Housing



Antonia Bance
Head of Campaigns, Shelter
Tim Blanch
Chief Executive, Coastal Housing Group
Chris Blythe
Chief Executive, Chartered Institute of Building
Paul Bridge
Chief Executive, Homes for Haringey
Andrew Eagles
Managing Director, Sustainable Homes
Graham Howgarth
Director, Westfield Housing Associations
Carol Matthews
Chief Executive, The Riverside Group
Vic Rayner
Chief Executie, Sitra
Paul Raynes
Head of Programmes, Local Government Association
Michelle Reid
Chief Executive, TPAS
Harry Rich
Chief Executive, Royal Insitute of British Architects


Entries and table bookings for the 2014 event will re-open later in the year.

Entry queries

Marion Conlon

Policy and practice co-ordinator

Tel: 02476 851794


General queries

Michelle Lewis

Senior Event Manager

Direct Line: 02476 571 186


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