D Brown Building Contractors Ltd shortlisted for the UK Housing Awards 2015

Spalding based D Brown Building Contractors Ltd has been shortlisted for the UK Housing Awards 2015.

The awards, which recognise outstanding work by housing organisations to improve the lives of people in their communities, are organised by the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) and Inside Housing magazine.

Now in their 19th year, this year’s awards attracted more than 250 entries from all over the UK.

D Brown Building Contractors Ltd is now one of eight left in the running for the Outstanding Development of the Year – up to 24 Homes.

The winners will be revealed at a ceremony at the Lancaster London Hotel on 21 April and award winning, writer, actress, TV presenter and comedian Sandi Toksvig will present the awards. The awards are sponsored by Campbell Tickell, Capsticks, CHAS, Higgins, The Housing Contact, ISOS, Locality Solutions and NHBC

CIH interim chief executive Gavin Smart said: “The UK Housing Awards recognise the great work being done by housing professionals and organisations across the industry, but they also push us all to do better as a sector.  We hope the achievements of our finalists will inspire others as they aim to provide the best possible services for residents and communities.

“Congratulations to all of the organisations that have been shortlisted, and best of luck for the ceremony – win or lose your work will help inspire us all to improve.”    

Emma Maier, editor of Inside Housing, said: “The quality of the entries rose again this year so even to get this far is an amazing achievement. In the face of some really stiff competition, D Brown Building Contractors Ltd has shown it is performing at the highest level – well done!”

The finalists for the UK Housing Awards 2015 are:

Outstanding development of the year – up to 24 homes    

Arnside Road, Liverpool – The Riverside Group/Larrosa Marshall/Ritson McKenzie/Brennan Ayre O’Neill

Cambridge Road, Fulbourn – Metropolitan/SHP/Robinson Low Francis/Hills Partnership

Cozenton Point, Rainham – Heart of Medway Housing Association/Go Planning/Chartway Group/OSG Architecture/PSW Building Consultancy

Hwb Dinbych, Denbigh – Grŵp Cynefin/John McCall Architects/Anwyl Construction/Metrics Consultants/Denbighshire County Council/Grŵp Llandrillo Menai

Leybook Road, Manchester – Wythenshawe Community Housing Group/BTP Architects/Poole Dick Associates/Wiggett Construction/Saffer Cooper

Mill Street, Mildenhall – Havebury Housing Partnership/Rees Pryer Architects/SEH French/Andrew Firebrace Partnership/Tillyard/Orwell Housing Association

Northfield Crescent, Ruskington – North Kesteven District Council/Chaplin Farrant/D Brown Building Contractors

White Farm Road, Sutton Coldfield – Birmingham City Council/Oakley Architects/Lovell Partnerships/Stewart & Harris/EC Harris/Rolton Group