Innovative extra care schemes win big at top industry awards

North Wales Housing’s extra care schemes had a successful night at the recent regional Local Authority Building Control (LABC) Building Excellence Awards.

Cae Garnedd, Bangor, North Wales Housing newest extra care scheme won the county and regional Gwynedd award for ‘Best Inclusive Design Project’ whilst Hafod y Parc, Abergele won ‘Best Social/ Affordable Housing’ for the Conwy region.

K&C Construction, the team behind an innovative extra care schemes in North Wales were presented with the awards hosted at the Urban Resort Village, Chester on Friday 24th April 2015.

The LABC awards aim to celebrate excellence achieved through building standards, technical innovation and sustainable designs.

Paul Diggory, North Wales Housing Chief Executive says:

We’re thrilled with how the evening went. We’re extremely proud of our extra care schemes but receiving this industry award reinforces that.

I’d like to congratulate our construction partners, K&C who have worked collaboratively with our team through the entire design and build process, producing fantastic developments. This is definitely a well deserved win for the entire K&C team.”

Bleddyn Jones, K and C Construction Manager is equally as happy:

I am absolutely delighted that K and C Construction have received these awards and believe it is a very fitting tribute to the commitment and hard work of all the team. The success of the projects is a reflection of our strong collaborative working relationship with both Gwynedd County Council and North Wales Housing and all the consultants involved in the projects.”

The success didn’t stop there though. North Wales Housing and Pure Residential also scooped the ‘Best Social/ Affordable Housing’ for Denbighshire for the recent refurbishment of Plas Penyddeuglawdd, Pendyffryn Road, Rhyl, reputed to be one of the oldest houses in Rhyl.

Cae Garnedd will now go forward to the LABC Grand Finals on Tuesday 10 November 2015 at the Lancaster Hotel, London.