Edward Architecture is proud to be shortlisted for the Inside Housing Development Awards 2018, Best Affordable Housing Development, Under 25 Homes.
The new, innovative and affordable housing development, Broadlea Street, comprises 24 family homes and forms part of an extensive programme of new build council housing by Leeds City Council and NPS Leeds, on a challenging brownfield site in Bramley, Leeds.
The UK housing crisis means that the delivery of homes that are affordable to those on lower incomes is more important than ever. This award will recognise a completed development that creates a new community and a desirable, high quality place to live that residents can afford. The winning development will offer social, affordable, sub-market and/or intermediate market rent homes, which may be part of a multi-use and/or mixed tenure development.
Core to the development is a focus on quality and high standards in terms of design, sustainability and energy efficiency.
Excellence and innovation are central to the scheme with a technical specification that pushes the boundaries in terms of housing standards. The design and specification support the wellbeing of residents with generous space standards and energy efficient solutions that help to tackle fuel poverty and reduce running costs for residents. Fuel poverty negatively impacts on a wide range of direct and indirect health outcomes such as excess winter deaths, mental health issues, respiratory illnesses and arthritis. Further, the homes have been designed to be flexible and adaptable in order to meet the changing needs of households over time.
For the complete IHDA Shortlist, visit:
Awards Ceremony takes place: 29th November