Housing Development of the Year

This award gives you the opportunity to showcase the outstanding work you are doing in Knowsley and is open to all housing developers.  This category includes new build, refurbished or transformative projects which demonstrate the positive impact that the development has had, for example on the community, environment, meeting the housing need.  To be eligible for this award construction work must have commenced on site (with first residents in occupation) or been completed between January 2022 to July 2023.

In shortlisting, judges will consider the evidence provided for the following:

  • Quality of design / finish / use of space, innovation, affordability, environmental factors (energy efficiency, low running costs etc).

  • A scheme(s) that has/will deliver real change to an area, and/or a response to a local or social need.

  • Corporate values.  For example, approach to recruitment, retention, development and health and wellbeing of staff, managers, and directors, effective leadership and management

  • Demonstrating social value, for example apprenticeships (created/sustained), supporting young people into work, use of local suppliers, use of local skills/labour, bringing other businesses into the supply chain, community engagement/involvement.

  • Demonstrating Environment, Social and Governance (ESG), for example the company’s impact on society, the environment (including net zero), and how transparent and accountable it is.

  • Evidence of how the scheme has helped to promote Knowsley as a ‘Place to live, work, visit and invest’, and future plans and contribution to Knowsley.

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