City housing scheme up for national recognition

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A SHEFFIELD housing scheme is up for a national award.

The Weakland Phase B regeneration in the south east of the city is among a handful of projects across Britain bidding to be crowned the best affordable housing scheme.

After scooping the Local Authority Building Control (LABC) award for excellence in design, construction and workmanship in April, it will be entered into the national finals.

Councillor Harry Harpham, Sheffield Council’s Cabinet Member for Homes and Regeneration, said: “We’re delighted that the project has won this award. We are committed to building homes of a high standard which are economical to run and will regenerate this area of the city, and we are pleased that this has been recognised.”

Weakland Phase B provides 54 two to four-bedroom houses for affordable rent, sale and shared ownership.

It was set up through a joint partnership of Home Group, architects AA Design Ltd, contractor William Davis Ltd, Sheffield City Council and the Homes and Communities Agency.