Hounslow Council housing scheme strikes gold in industry ‘Oscars’

Three Hounslow Council social housing developments have picked up honours in the annual Considerate Construction Awards. With one being named the most considerate in the country.

Published: Tuesday, 14th May 2024

Photo of the team picking up the award

A Hounslow Council housing development has taken the top honours in a prestigious annual building industry awards scheme that celebrates excellence in considerate construction.

The transformational Clements Court development on Green Lane in Hounslow picked up the top Gold Award in this year’s Considerate Constructors Scheme’s (CCS) National Site Awards and was jointly named The Most Considerate Site of 2024.

The 48 new homes are being built by the Council’s construction partner Wates. As an infill development enriching the existing Clements Court Estate, its design incorporates modern living and environmental sustainability.

The CCS Awards recognise issues such as innovation in the building process, respect for the local community, care for the environment and valuing the workforce.

In awarding the Clements Court development the top gold award, the judges noted:

"Clements Hounslow Infill is a standout new build housing scheme delivered by Wates Residential, highly commended for its commitment to driving innovation in construction.”

The judges praised how the combined Council and building teams had ‘gone above and beyond’ to communicate with residents and other stakeholders, had introduced initiatives to reduce the build’s carbon footprint and provided excellent workplace facilities and resources throughout the construction process.

The Clements Court infill development saw the demolition of single-storey garages on the site to create three new buildings to provide 48 new homes. It includes a new central space for new and existing residents, with play equipment, seating, cycle stores and bin storage.

Two other Hounslow Council/Wates schemes were also recognised at the awards ceremony held in London recently.

The 42 Council home Rose Garden development in Feltham and the 33 new home Everglades development on Inwood Road in Hounslow both picked up Bronze Awards.

All the projects were recognised for engaging with and respecting the local community during the building process.

Representatives from Hounslow Council and Wates proudly accepted these accolades at the prestigious awards ceremony held in London.

This recognition comes at a pivotal moment as Hounslow Council continues to address the housing crisis, with plans to deliver 1,000 new homes by 2026.

Hounslow Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Development, Cllr Tom Bruce, said:

“It is a milestone achievement for us that these schemes have been recognised as part of this prestigious awards scheme. It affirms our commitment to creating not just homes, but communities that are built on the pillars of care, sustainability and excellence in construction.

“We are incredibly proud that together with Wates, we are setting a high standard in building new social housing developments that will have a positive impact on people’s lives for generations to come.”

For more information on the Considerate Constructors Scheme’s (CCS) National Site Awards, click here.


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