One Housing wins at the LABC Regional Building Excellence Awards

Another string of successes for One Housing as Protheroe House and Thurlow Park Road win at the LABC Regional Building Excellence Awards!

Protheroe House, our Season senior living scheme in Haringey, has won the award for Best Inclusive Building at the LABC (Local Authority Building Control) Regional Building Excellence Awards – its third award since it was completed in July 2016.

Protheroe House was also commended as a finalist in the Best Social or Affordable New Housing Development category.

Our Thurlow Park Road residential development was a finalist in the Best Small New Housing Development category.

The awards are run by the LABC, which represents all local authority building control teams in England and Wales, and is split into 12 regions, each of which holds their own awards celebrating achievements in the construction industry. The judges look for:

  • high levels of compliance with building regulations
  • effective working relationships with LABC surveyors
  • outstanding craftsmanship
  • technical innovation
  • sustainability and high performance
  • ability to solve technical problems with creative solutions
  • use of innovative products and the skills to overcome difficult site conditions

Best Inclusive Building

This category recognises schemes that have gone beyond minimum design standards to ensure that the highest standards of inclusive design have been achieved, avoiding segregation and barriers to access and inclusion.

Protheroe House won because of The Larder @ Tottenham café, which is situated at the entrance, and open to the wider community as well as our residents. It was designed in this way to encourage the integration of our more vulnerable residents with the wider community, from the safety of their homes, thereby improving their quality of life.

You can read more about The Larder in this great article in ‘seventh sister’ magazine.

Best social or affordable new housing development

This category recognises developments of new social or affordable homes, and considers how a development encourages community involvement, the affordability of its maintenance, effective responses to site constraints - related to external appearance and internal planning, layout and landscaping, attention to safety, security and accessibility.

Protheroe House was nominated for its technical innovation, and its outstanding craftsmanship and construction, executed with precision. The project has a curved rear façade and four storey atrium overlooking a private landscaped courtyard, and the nomination highlighted the complexity of the design.

Best Small New Housing Development

This category, for which Thurlow Park Road was a finalist, looks at innovative and effective responses to site constraints - related to external appearance and internal planning, layout and landscaping, attention to safety, security and accessibility.

Thurlow Park Road was nominated in particular for the way the development utilises the sites potential, for example how it takes advantage of the slope from the northern boundary to the southern boundary of the site, which the building is partly built on – allowing five storeys of accommodation to sit at an appropriate scale and height with the surroundings. The nomination also praises the high quality of the landscaping and the building’s external facing materials.

Published on 29 June 2017

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