2011 - May 2011

Shirecliffe in the running for second Housing Design Award – 18/05/11

Henry Boot Construction’s Shirecliffe New Homes development has been nominated for a second RIBA Housing Design Award, in the ‘Built Award’ category.

The scheme was hailed as ‘one of the country’s most important’, and won its first RIBA award last July, in recognition of its pioneering design and commitment to community development.

The project delivered the first new council housing in Sheffield for over 20 years, and focussed on integrating the striking new properties within the existing community, changing the overall impression of the estate for minimal cost.

The 27 environmentally-friendly properties include photovoltaic roof panels and achieve the Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4 standard – one property was piloted to Code Level 5 by Henry Boot Construction as part of an ongoing research and development programme into sustainable methods of construction.

The Sheffield City Council-funded scheme attracted recognition from the industry, including a Green Apple Award for Sustainability and a nomination for the RICS Pro-Yorkshire Awards being held this Friday.

The HBC site team won a Gold Considerate Constructors Award and national Runner Up to ‘Most Considerate Site’, making Henry Boot Construction the first and only contractor to receive two such nominations in two consecutive years.

The Awards will be judged throughout June.

For more information, see our Social Housing project sheets.


Steve Allen
Business Development Manager

Housing Design Awards – www.hdawards.org