WDH wins trio of prizes

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NEW homes built by Wakefield and District Housing have won a trio of awards.

WDH and its construction partner Keepmoat won a gold and two bronze prizes at the Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) Awards.

Woodville Court, a £1.68m development of 15 new homes in Portobello and 36 homes on Leeds Road, Glasshoughton, both won bronze awards.

Park Dale, a £12m development of 91 homes in Airedale which includes solar panels and, triple glazed windows and water recycling, won a gold award.

The CCS awards recognise standards of consideration to neighbourhoods, the public, workforce and environment when building new homes.

Richard Parkin, WDH’s executive director for regeneration, said: “We are extremely proud to have built the UK’s largest zero-carbon housing development while considering the needs of the local community.

“We are delighted to be recognised for all of our combined efforts because it shows you can achieve great results through strong partnership working.”

Judges selected 650 winners from 8,500 sites UK-wide in the awards. Keepmoat also won a further 10 awards through its subsidiary companies for housing schemes around the country.

Keepmoat’s Neil Baxter said: “The awards recognise our commitment to working safely, considerately and minimising our environmental impact. 

“We strive to work closely with local residents and alongside our clients and are delighted to be recognised for our work here in Wakefield.”