Our team got spruced up and photo-ready recently for the Structural Timber Awards 2019, where we were proud to sponsor the Social Housing Project of the Year Award.
The awards were established to showcase excellence in the use of structural timber across all sectors of the construction industry and there was certainly plenty of excellence on show with the shortlisted candidates for each category.
For the Social Housing Project of the Year Award sponsored by NBT, the winner was announced as Marmalade Lane, a co-housing community designed to provide a sustainable neighbourhood of energy-efficient homes with shared facilities and outdoor social spaces.
The project, delivered by Eurban, Stora Enso, Elliot Wood Partnership and Trivselhus, is a stunning testament to what can be achieved with a progressive approach to design and specification. The development has been on built on collaboration, with the tenants at the heart of the design development process. And with the homes now completed, the baton of successful collaboration will be passed from the delivery partners to the tenants, who will jointly manage the shared spaces and gardens.
It’s a project that echoes NBT’s entire philosophy. We too believe in the value of collaboration and the need to embed the end user’s needs in the way homes are designed and specified. We too are passionate about sustainability and energy efficiency through improved design and specification. We also work extensively with the social housing sector, which is leading the way in innovative new approaches to creating homes and communities that respond to contemporary housing needs.
We’d like to thank the Structural Timber Awards for such an enjoyable and inspirational event and congratulate all the winners of the 2019 Awards, in particular Marmalade Lane for the Social Housing Project of the Year Award sponsored by NBT.