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20 December 2018

Pelham Architects shortlisted for EEM award

Staff at Pelham Architects are celebrating this week after finding out we’ve been shortlisted for an award!

The shortlists for the Building Communities Award 2019, organised by EEM (Efficiency East Midlands), have been announced ahead of the big awards ceremony in February, and Pelham Architects has been shortlisted in the ‘Social Housing New Build’ category

Social Housing New Build

NCHA nominated its project at Radford Mill in Nottingham for this award. This scheme, designed by our in-house team Pelham Architects, saw the transformation of a derelict site into 69 flats and 24 family homes available for affordable rent.

The majority of the flats are one bedroom aimed at single people or couples addressing a lack of this type of accommodation locally, and an increased demand since the introduction of welfare reform and ‘bedroom tax’.

Recognising that there is a need for specialist accommodation in the area, 11 of the flats have been allocated for supported housing, specifically people with long term mental health issues.

Although fundamentally a modern design, many features at Radford Mill pick up from the industrial heritage of the site such as the blue industrial brick work providing a feature to the front of the flats.

Head Architect Mike Price said: “It is great to see this area of Nottingham being rejuvenated with new neighbouring developments taking place as a result of NCHA investment in new housing”.

The awards

The Building Communities Awards are hosted by procurement consortium, EEM Ltd, to recognise the professionalism, excellence and innovation sitting at the heart of the region’s construction and housing community, in both the public and the private sectors.

Pelham Architects is up against three other organisations in the Social Housing New Build category. The awards ceremony takes place on Friday 15th February so we’ll be keeping our fingers crossed until then!

Good luck to everyone shortlisted!