BIRMINGHAM CITY COUNCIL WINS HOUSING AWARD
- 04 Jul
Birmingham City Council has won Social Housing Provider of the Year at the Insider Residential Property Awards, 2016.
Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust (BMHT) Programme, which won the Public Sector Award at the Urban Design Awards for its Newtown redevelopment last year was highlighted when this award was given, according to reports by 24Dash.
There was a focus on their recent projects in Nechells, Sutton Coldfield and Ladywood at the awards ceremony.
The following are the achievements of the BMHT Programme:
- The council has more than 200 rented homes under construction on 17 sites
- BMHT is currently the largest provider of affordable homes yearly in the Midlands
- BMHT plans to build around 1,800 further new homes for rent and market sale between now and 2020 to help close the city's housing gap
- BMHT also celebrated the completion of its 2,000 home milestone in March
- They have built 1,125 homes for rent and almost 900 for sale since the BMHT programme was launched by the council
Congratulations to Birmingham City Council.
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