Double award for development team

07.11.2012

Plus Dane scoops two honours at the Your Move magazine awards

Plus Dane Group’s commitment to development and the environment has been recognised with a double honour.

The Neighbourhood investor scooped the Regeneration Award and, in partnership with architects Denovo Design, the Best Green Home prize at the Your Move Magazine property awards.

The Regeneration award focused on the Group’s work in the Granby area of Liverpool 8, where in partnership with Liverpool City Council and housebuilders Lovell, more than £5million has been invested over the past year providing much-needed family homes.

Meanwhile, Plus Dane’s new supported housing scheme in Toxteth, Cherry Mill, was praised by judges as an outstanding example of eco and people-centred design that had "transformed lives" as they announced the Best Green Home winner.

Plus Dane’s Managing Director for Regeneration and Commercial Development Claire Griffiths said: "Despite all the challenges we face, Plus Dane will continue to invest in neighbourhoods and work with partners to provide the homes so many people desperately need.

"The fact that our commitment to high quality and environmentally friendly build and design has been recognised is hugely satisfying and shows how good development based on a partnership approach can transform lives and communities."

The work in Granby, which judges said had been clearly designed for locals while respecting the area’s heritage and sense of place, is part of a flourishing partnership between Plus Dane and Liverpool City Council.

Liverpool City Council’s Cabinet Member for Housing, Councillor Ann O’Byrne, said: "These awards for Plus Dane are very much deserved. Working in partnership, we are achieving great things in Granby, delivering a diverse mix of quality, affordable homes, which fully meet the needs of local people.

 

"These accolades recognise the huge contribution Plus Dane is making to our neighbourhoods and I’m looking forward to us continuing to work together in the future to deliver many more success stories."

Frank Olchowski, director of Denovo Design, said: " If ever there was a project about people and collaboration, this is it!

The end result, which continues to evolve, offering life-changing opportunities, would definitely not been possible without such great team-work...the very essence of Sustainable Development."

The annual Your Move awards, which took place in the Crypt of Liverpool’s Metropolitan Cathedral, celebrates he achievements of businesses and people within the property industry.