Improving insulation and empowering communities This innovative and complex project had the goal of benefitting two communities in Berwick. It addressed the poor insulation of 500 concrete 1960s system buildings by sourcing 100% Energy Company Obligations funding to carry out critical External Wall Insulation works. Its success can be measured by the fivefold legacy of: i) Financial - average household saving of £600+/yr, ii) Environmental - CO2 emission reduction 594,000 tonnes over 30 years iii) Community empowerment: establishing an Energy Advice service, iv) Health benefits: through warmer homes, v) Street scene transformation, every property contributing to the uplift of the streets
Customer satisfaction through collaboration Sovini Property Services works within a collaborative triangle which incorporated the clients (One Vision Housing and Pine Court Housing Association) and the supplier (Sovini Trade Supplies). Each individual organisation sits within the Sovini Group. The working collaboration creates efficiencies and places extra emphasis on quality, which increases customer satisfaction and enhances the reputation of the organisations. The arrangement also creates financial security. It is a virtuous circle, with everyone striving to create lasting legacies in the communities we serve.
Transforming derelict garage sites Oakleaf transforms old derelict garage sites which can be a magnet for anti-social behaviour into new build housing developments for Wyre Forest Community Housing. Local direct labour is used including many existing tenants and training opportunities are provided including apprenticeships and work experience. Efficiencies have been created as the programme has progressed, leading to better value and Oakleaf are delivering an affordable solution to the provision of new housing.
The guiding principal of sustainability Sustainability has always been a fundamental guiding principle for Bournville Village Trust, and is a paramount consideration in all aspects of our work. Our project demonstrates how this key principle can be applied, not just to environmental considerations, but also to financial strategies, as well as ensuring sustainable communities. From identifying a housing need, our project shows how through an innovative approach, asset managers can unite all aspects of our business, enhance quality of life, save money and protect the environment for generations to come.
Low carbon retrofit investment and tenant education Following the successful delivery of its Decent Homes programme, Magenta Living turned its attention to the development and implementation of its post-decency investment strategy, from which emerged the need for neighbourhood regeneration as well as addressing challenges of tenant fuel poverty. In response, Magenta Living launched Project Save to regenerate three of Magenta Living’s underperforming neighbourhoods through low carbon retrofit investment and tenant education. Utilising a wide range of investment and neighbourhood initiatives, Magenta Living has successfully blended low carbon retrofit investment with neighbourhood partnership to create sustainable customer impact for over 1,000 of its tenants.
Shortlisted for the 2016 NHMF Best contract award Viridian
Winners of the 2016 NHMF Most improved asset management award Laker/Friendship Care and Housing
Shortlisted for the 2016 NHMF Most improved asset management award Merlin
Shortlisted for the 2016 NHMF Most improved asset management award The Hyde Group
Shortlisted for the 2016 NHMF Best customer impact award Golden Lane Housing