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Living Space shortlisted for coveted Housing Industry Award

Living Space has been named a finalist in the Contractor of the Year category of the UK Housing Awards.
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Living Space, the Solihull based affordable living specialist, has been named a finalist in the Contractor of the Year category of the UK Housing Awards. 

The social housing sector’s biggest and most prestigious prizes are presented by Inside Housing magazine to showcase the very best service providers in the UK.

“Being shortlisted alongside our peers for this prestigious award makes me very proud, as it is testament to the hard work and commitment of every single member of the team.

“It is clear that the demand for energy efficient affordable housing has never been greater, and a major highlight of the past year has been the eco credentials of so many of our most recent schemes, something I’m sure was recognised by judges when drawing up their shortlist.

“At each of our recent eco-focused schemes we are utilising the skills of local supply chains to create and safeguard employment opportunities and maximise the benefit to the regional economy. At the start of 2022 we began work on two new developments that will both deliver a total of 117 EPC A-rated homes. Many of our sites are brownfield, requiring significant regeneration.”

Paul Breen, Managing Director of Living Space

Since launching in 2019 Living Space has grown rapidly, responding to industry-wide issues of low output by ramping up production. It currently has seven residential sites across middle England under construction, or newly completed, with an additional 13 sites in either the planning system or the latter stages of land promotion.

The company has also received the highest RoSPA Gold Award for the second consecutive year it has entered the internationally recognised Health & Safety standards scheme.

The winners of the UK Housing Awards 2022 will be announced at a ceremony in Manchester on November 25. Living Space has been named a finalist in the Contractor of the Year category alongside Beattie Passive, Believe Housing, Equans and Birmingham City Council, LCB Group, Liberty, Magnum Opus Repairs and Ventro Group.

The overall value of Living Space’s development portfolio is now approaching £200million, which equates to 950 affordable houses, apartments and bungalows. The company is the partnership arm of Hayfield, WhatHouse? ‘Housebuilder of the Year’, and is on track to deliver at least 20 developments over the next two years. The vast majority of the homes Living Space builds are delivered to Registered Providers (RPs) for affordable rent and shared ownership. Living Space sources the land, achieves full planning consent and builds the homes for the RP, enabling them to focus on the funding and management of high-quality homes for their residents.

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