Date published: 19/05/2011
Miller Homes, in partnership with Manchester City Council and GB Building Solutions, has claimed the ‘Best New Affordable Housing Scheme of the Year’ award at this year’s Housing Excellence Awards for its Infusion development in Moss Side, Manchester.
The award was presented at the Housing Excellence Awards event, which was held at The Point, Lancashire County Cricket Ground, Old Trafford on 11th May. The awards, now in their eighth year, highlight and reward those who are leading the way in the social housing sector.
Since launching Infusion earlier this year, Miller Homes has seen high levels of interest from homebuyers, with sixty percent of the development – 42 new homes – selling in just eight weeks.
Manchester City Council identified a need for good quality housing in the area and was awarded a £17m regeneration grant from the Homes and Communities Agency with the objective of encouraging local families to stay in the area. Infusion is the first part of the regeneration scheme, which has seen 64 Victorian homes carefully renovated and converted.
The development offers a range of 2, 3 and 4 bedroom eco-rated properties and a shared equity scheme for qualifying purchasers, making the it ideal for those looking for attractive and affordable housing just a short distance from the buzz of Manchester city centre.
Chris Endsor, CEO at Miller Homes said: “We are delighted to have been given this award. “By working closely with Manchester City Council and GB Building solutions, we’ve been able to promote a development which will be a huge asset to the area for years to come.
“Despite reports of austerity within the property market, we pride ourselves in helping as many buyers as possible to get onto the property ladder. This award reflects the high standards achieved by the development as a whole.”
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