Aldwyck Housing Group’s development, 1-4 St Paul’s Square, was voted the ‘Best Social or Affordable New Housing Development’ at the LABC central awards on April 22 at DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton, in Milton Keynes.
The buildings had gone unused for almost 40 years but have now been converted into ten affordable new homes, nine flats and one house, for local people in the centre of Bedford. The development was completed in June 2015 and tenants now occupy the restored properties and enjoy their new homes.
1-4 St Paul’s Square was awarded the best affordable new housing development category which recognises developments of any scale.
Mayor for Bedford, Dave Hodgson was also present on the night and added:
“These historic buildings sat lifeless in the heart of Bedford town centre for decades, and have been both preserved and revitalised thanks to this genuine partnership project. It’s pleasing that it has received this well-deserved recognition, as the project’s success highlights what can be achieved via a commitment to partnership working.”
Simone Marsberg, Business Development Manager at Aldwyck Housing Group, said:
“It’s absolutely brilliant that we’ve been recognised at the LABC awards for 1-4 St Paul’s Square. Everybody’s hard work on bringing back to life a piece of Bedford’s history has truly paid off and we are all extremely proud of our efforts.”