Company up for a series of awards

A county-based housing company has been shortlisted for a national industry title and three regional awards.

Blyth-based Homes for Northumberland (HfN), manages 8,500 homes on behalf of Northumberland County Council.

HfN’s joint project with the council and Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust to develop an Integrated Care facility in Haltwhistle, has been shortlisted in the UK Housing Awards’ diversifying your business category.

The awards, which recognise outstanding work by housing organisations to improve the lives of people in their communities, are organised by the Chartered Institute of Housing and Inside Housing magazine.

And the project has also been shortlisted for a Chartered Institute of Housing Celebrating the Region award, in the development of the year category.

And making it a hat-trick for the project it has also been shortlisted in the RICS North East Renaissance awards in the regeneration category.

HfN has also received a second shortlisting at these awards for its Ark Royal Development in Blyth. The £5m project, managed by HfN in partnership with the council, and Faithful and Gould, saw 60 new homes being built on the former Tynedale Middle School site.

All of the awards will be announced in April.

Kevin Lowry, managing director at HfN said: “It is a real honour to be shortlisted for so many prestigious awards.

“Each of these projects demonstrates our commitment to developing communities into places that people can be proud of, whilst continuously striving to diversify our business to meet the needs of these areas.

“We’re hoping that April is going to be a real bumper month for us.”