The Malings is highly commended at British Homes Awards
The development was nominated in two categories, Outstanding Placemaking Award and Development of the Year (schemes of 200 homes and under) where it received the highly commended accolade.
Based just half a mile outside Newcastle city centre, The Malings, incorporates 76 low energy and eco-friendly homes that benefit from plenty of natural light, rooftop gardens and secure cycle storage. The development also provides commercial units for local businesses to help build a diverse and vibrant community.
David Roberts, Director at igloo, said: “To be highly commended in a category alongside such a high standard of other innovative schemes is a testament to the quality of The Malings and the hard work of the development team.
“We’ve been delighted with the success of the scheme so far and receiving recognition at well-respected national awards is an extra boost that gives us even more confidence when looking ahead to the future phases of development in this area.”
igloo worked closely with Newcastle City Council and the Homes and Communities Agency to deliver The Malings and will continue to do so as they look to start work on the second phase of development which has now received planning permission.
Councillor Ged Bell, Cabinet Member for Inclusive Growth at Newcastle City Council, said: “Ouseburn Valley has a strong sense of community and heritage dating back to the industrial revolution and is now one of the top 10 places to live in the country.
“This latest accolade is the latest in a long line of awards bestowed on The Malings and is a fantastic tribute to our partnership approach to delivering innovative, sustainable and accessible housing that meets the needs of all Newcastle residents.”
Alastair Haworth, Project Manager at the Homes and Communities Agency said: “This is more well-deserved recognition of the quality of The Malings development and the new homes have had an amazing impact on the whole Ouseburn valley, helping to turn one of the last derelict sites into a really desirable place to live.
“I look forward to working with Newcastle City Council and igloo Regeneration to help ensure that phase two continues to be as good these homes.”
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