Apex Success at Chartered Institute of Housing Awards
Clon Elagh, Derry-Londonderry – Chartered Institute of Housing Large Development 2018 Winner
Clon Elagh in Derry-Londonderry, officially recognised as one of the largest Developments undertaken by a Housing Association in Northern Ireland in the last 30 years, won the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) 2018 award for ‘Best Housing Development for larger Development’. Apex competed against other Housing Associations in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland and the expert CIH judging panel decided that Clon Elagh was the best of the best.
Receiving the award on behalf of Apex’s Development team, Director Ray Forbes said:
The sheer scale of the Clon Elagh development, totalling 757 new homes in all, represents one of the most dynamic, imaginative and challenging construction projects undertaken by any social housing provider here. We’re delivering quality, affordable, energy saving homes that meet the needs of a diverse community, on-budget and on-time. We have also created 250 local jobs in construction and related services over the construction period”.
North Queen’s Park, Belfast – Chartered Institute of Housing Small Development 2018 Winner
North Queen’s Park, delivered in partnership with Newington Housing Association, received the CIH 2018 award for ‘Best Housing Development for smaller Development’.
The development at North Queen’s Park consists of 26 characterful new homes built on the site of a heavily fortified former police station in North Belfast – an area of acute shortage of social housing.
The scheme was located in a conservation area including a number of listed buildings and the heritage-inspired brick facades and stone features are in keeping with the built heritage of the area.