A development of three stone cottages in Southrop by housing developer Hills Homes has won the ‘Best social or affordable housing’ category in the West of England Local Authority Building Control (LABC) awards.
The trophy was presented to Hills Homes site manager, Allan Ramsay, at an awards ceremony at the Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel. Hills Homes had two developments shortlisted for the awards this year, the other being The Light, Malmesbury, in the ‘Best development – small’ category.
Nick King, group director at Hills, said: “To have two of our developments selected in two different categories is an incredible achievement and reflects the work and commitment of the whole team. We take home not only this trophy, but the pride in the recognition that the award has bestowed”.
Hills Homes now joins the other regional winners from across England to go through to the LABC national finals being held later in the year in London.
In 2010 Hills Homes won the best small housing development award, for the Old Dairy in Upper Castle Combe, Wiltshire. Last year it was a regional finalist for Smith’s Court, a development of 13 cottage-style homes in Purton.
The LABC West of England Building Excellence awards recognises and rewards the best quality, design, construction and project management across every class of building from domestic extensions, social housing, private housing, schools, hospitals, commercial and retail to industrial properties. The regional finalists are acknowledged as among the best projects in England and Wales.