Developments in Belfast, Derry/Londonderry
and Bangor in line for top awards.
Press Release - 19th June 2020
Three Radius Housing
projects have been shortlisted for the 2020 UK Planning Awards. Radius’ developments
at the former Visteon site in Belfast, Rathgill in Bangor and Ebrington in
Derry/Londonderry are the only Northern Ireland projects to be shortlisted for
the awards, which recognise the outstanding work undertaken by developers to
deliver new build projects across the UK.
Radius Housing is one
of Northern Ireland’s leading housing developers, constructing more than 400
new social and affordable homes across Northern Ireland last year, as well as
managing more than 13,000 properties. The three shortlisted projects will
deliver almost 500 high quality mixed tenure new homes, as well as green space
and commercial opportunities.
The Planning Awards
are among the most prestigious industry awards for developers, architects and
town planners in the UK, and aim to recognise some of the best, most innovative
and challenging housing and construction projects. The short listed Radius
Planning Permission of the Year
- Former Ebrington School Site, Derry/Londonderry
Best Housing Scheme (fewer than
500 homes) - Fort Green in Rathgill, Bangor,
Best Use of Brownfield Land in
Placemaking - Former Visteon Site, Belfast
Anita Conway, Director
of Development at Radius Housing, said: “We are delighted our projects at
Visteon, Rathgill and Ebrington have been shortlisted for the Planning Awards.
For different reasons, these sites produced challenges that other developers
may have walked away from, so to secure planning permissions, and see the
progress on site is something we can be proud of. The quality and standard,
from start to finish, is what makes Radius Housing developments stand out.”
“The whole team at
Radius strives to meet and overcome the challenges
that new developments bring us and we remain focused throughout on the end goal
- delivering quality social and affordable homes right across Northern
Chair of Radius Housing, added “I am proud that that the three shortlisted
schemes demonstrated Radius’ commitment to urban regeneration and high quality
design as well as its focus on delivering mixed use and mixed tenure schemes
across Northern Ireland. To be shortlisted alongside so many innovative
projects highlights the quality of Radius’ work."
The winners of the
Planning Awards will be announced at a ceremony in London in September.