whg celebrated an award-winning week when it scooped top honours at two separate venues on Friday night.
The leading Midland’s landlord was named Housing Association of the Year at the West Midlands Energy Efficiency Awards 2019, which were held in Coventry on April 12.
On the same evening whg won the Preservation and Rejuvenation Awards at the Celebrating Construction Awards in Birmingham, for its work to improve the energy efficiency of Warewell Close.
whg spent nearly a year restoring Warewell Close, which consists of two of whg’s most iconic and recognisable blocks, within a prominent position overlooking the town centre of Walsall. The five storey blocks of flats, which were built in the 1950’s in a post-art deco style, feature unusual projecting balconies and detailed architecture typical of the era. whg worked with Wates Living Space to refurbish the entire blocks, while still remaining sympathetic and true to the original design.
whg was also shortlisted in the same category for a project to improve the energy performance of two high rise blocks at Little London House and Wood House.
Director of Energy and Programme Management Paul Dockerill said: “To scoop not one, but two awards for our energy efficiency and refurbishment programmes is testament to the hard work all of our asset management team put in to ensuring customers have a safe and warm house to come home to.
“The teams involved, including our key partners, have all worked really hard to put customers at the heart of each project. Customers were involved in every stage of the work, and had a say in the look of their homes, meaning customer satisfaction was overwhelming – our thanks go to them for their patience and understanding during the refurbishments.
“The next 12 months will see us investing a further £10.2m into our existing housing stock as we continue our work to provide an inviting, safe and secure environment for people who live in our homes.”