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Woodhead Living leading the way in sustainable construction

The Cross Street Eco Town Development built to Code for Sustainable Homes Level 5 has made the finals of the Greenbuild Awards in the Domestic New Build category. The Greenbuild Awards 2013 recognise excellence in sustainable buildings, with a focus on projects that can illustrate an understanding of the importance of building performance in use.

Glenn Slater, Business Development Director at Robert Woodhead Ltd said, “We are particularly delighted that the Cross Street project has been shortlisted for the Award as this is a flagship project for us and L&H Homes. The site is being independently monitored for actual energy usage and the homes are using less energy than predicted. At a time when we all know the cost of energy is rising this is important for residents who are benefiting from lower energy bills.”

Glenn continued, “Robert Woodhead and our specialist sustainability arm Woodhead Living are committed to a fabric first approach. The Cross Street development was only 2 credits from achieving Code for Sustainable Homes Level 6, when the client’s objective had always been Level 5. Getting shortlisted for a national award is pleasing and due recognition for the true commitment to partnership working shown by all the partners, L&H Homes, Longhurst Group, West Lindsey District Council, Richard Julian Associates and Allan Joyce Architects.”

Mike Hardy, Managing Director, L&H Homes added: ‘We’re delighted that this project has been recognised and shortlisted for the Award because it’s an excellent example of partnership working between different agencies focused on achieving a common goal. For L&H Homes, Cross Street development is an important example of our efforts in tackling fuel poverty and I’m really pleased that our residents can benefit from high quality sustainable homes delivered as a part of this innovative project. ”

Greenbuild’s Lucy Young said: “We were thrilled to get so many entries to our second Greenbuild Awards and there are some very strong contenders on the shortlist. This illustrates the increasing number of organisations waking up to the importance of evaluating their buildings’ performance and ensuring that a low-energy design remains low-energy in reality.”

The winners will be announced at a celebratory dinner, hosted by Patrick Kielty, on May 8 at Manchester’s grade II* listed Midland Hotel during Greenbuild Expo 2013.