2 May 2014
We are pleased to announce that our joint sustainable affordable housing project in Widnes with Denovo Design, has been recognised with a prestigious Green Apple Award for Built Environment.
The Green Apple Awards are run by The Green Organisation, an independent, non-profit environment group dedicated to recognising, rewarding and promoting environmental best practice around the world.
On hearing the news, David Duncalf, Director said: ‘We are thrilled to receive confirmation from the Green Organisation that our joint project at Kingsway and Lacey Street has been recognised with this prestigious award.’
WYG was tasked with an employer’s agent role for pre and post contract services. The main challenge initially was to meet the start on site deadline which required us to coordinate the conclusion of Section 38 and 104 Agreements with the local authority and United Utilities respectively.
Once on site, the project ran reasonably smoothly with the main difficulties to completion being an additional Section 278 Agreement with Halton Borough Council and delays with the final water connections from United Utilities. These matters were overcome but did result in a minor delay to the original contract completion.
The houses, built by main contractor, Cruden, spread over two sites at Kingsway and Lacey Street/Martinsville Court and feature a number of environmental specifications. These include sun tunnels, swift bricks, allotment areas and Mobilane green walls which were specified on both sites as a boundary treatment. As well as providing instant ‘greening up’ of urban areas, the ivy screens also provide instant habitat for birds and insects, and help to reduce pollution.
The Green Apple Awards will be held at London’s Royal Victoria Dock in Siemens futuristic state-of-the-art ‘Crystal’ building on Monday 30 June 2014.