Haxey bungalows nominated for housing award

Social housing which was officially opened in the Isle last year has been shortlisted for an award.

Tuesday, 22nd March 2016, 11:47 am
Updated Tuesday, 22nd March 2016, 11:51 am

Thirteen, two bedroom bungalows on Hallcroft Close, Haxey, which were completed in May 2015, are being considered for the Best Social or Affordable Housing Development in the LABC (Local Authority Building Control) South Yorkshire and Humber Building Excellence Awards 2016.

The homes off Blackmoor Road, had tenants moving in just hours after completion and form part of housing group Ongo Homes commitment to delivering rural affordable housing.

The LABC South Yorkshire and Humber Building Excellence awards recognise and honour the most impressive construction developments and projects in the region, for their outstanding quality work and excellence in both design and construction.

This is the second year in a row Ongo Homes and T G Sowerby Developments LTD have been shortlisted in this category. Last year it was for Karen Court off Haig Avenue, Scunthorpe. A housing scheme for people with learning disabilities and it was highly commended.

The awards evening will be held at Forest Pines on May 12, where the winners will be revealed.

Martin Phillips, development manager for Ongo Homes, said: “It’s fantastic news we’ve been shortlisted for a second year in a row in the Best Social or Affordable Homes Development category.

“We want to create homes people want to live in and can be proud to call them their home. The bungalows at Haxey were designed to be modern and spacious, and to compliment the surrounding homes in the local community.

“We were also very pleased we could allow people to move in just hours after the homes were completed so they could start enjoying them straight away. T

“his nomination reflects how we are working hard with our locally based supply chain partners like TG Sowerby Developments to make a real positive difference in local communities by creating much needed new homes in both rural and urban locations.”

Steve Sowerby, MD at TG Sowerby Developments LTD said: “We’re delighted to have been shortlisted for an LABC Award again this year and very proud for it to be on another Ongo Homes scheme.

“This project was totally different to what we worked on last year for Ongo Homes, but equally as satisfying.”