18588 (1)Coast & Country’s Havelock Park development on Roseberry Road, Redcar has been highly commended at the 2015 LABC Building Excellence Awards.

The development was recognised in the Best Social or Affordable New Housing Development category.

It was created in conjunction with Keepmoat Regeneration and Shuttleworth Picknett and Associates. The development has 337 properties with 113 affordable rent and 30 shared ownership homes provided by Coast & Country.

The 44 unit apartment block, which is specifically for over 55s, is the centre piece of the development. It is striking and recognisable for its unique roofline and state of the art modern design.

A panel of industry experts  judged a list of the highest quality projects from around  England and Wales to reward the best in technical innovation, sustainability and design.

The judges agreed that this project deserved to be highly commended due to its striking design and the new apartments and bungalows providing much needed accomodation for the elderly.  There was also a creative approach when it came to resolving demanding situations which were apparent during the construction phase.

Anthony Brown, Director of Property and Assets at Coast & Country, said:  “This independent recognition of our Roseberry Road project and acknowledgement of its exceptional design is very pleasing.

“Coast & Country, and its partners, endeavours to work in local communities to provide the type of quality, affordable housing people need, and want to live in.    A considerable amount of hard work and investment went into our Havelock Park development and we are delighted to see that this work has been recognised in such a manner.”

LABC Chief Executive Paul Everall said: “This development is a landmark building on this prominent site, and acts as a visual focus for this area of redevelopment, with its own distinct character. This group of high quality and contemporary buildings demonstarte the high standard of design that can be achieved as a result of cooperation between many parties over a long period of time”.

“Our building excellence awards are an opportunity for the trade to celebrate good practice.  Our winners demonstrate how positive working relationships with local council building control teams achieve high quality, sustainable buildings. Our awards are unique because they recognise how this cooperation improves building standards and professionalism across the industry.”