DCH homes in Plymouth shortlisted for national award

Monday 31/07/2017

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DCH homes in Plymouth have been shortlisted in the 24housing Awards 2017 for the ‘Affordable Housing Scheme of the Year’ category.  Emerge Granby Green provides 101 quality homes for the Devonport community, 36% of which are affordable housing.

The 24housing Awards recognise outstanding organisations and individuals who have demonstrated their ability to thrive in the new housing landscape. The winner will be announced in October at an awards ceremony.

Tony Franklin Business Development - Commercial Director at DCH said: “I am really pleased that our homes at Granby Green have been shortlisted in these prestigious national housing awards. Emerge aimed to re-integrate Granby Green with its surrounding streets, introducing a more balanced mix of accommodation meeting a wider range of housing needs, and establishing a mixed-tenure, more sustainable community.”

 The regeneration scheme involving the demolition of 164 post-war flats is a significant milestone marking the final phase of DCH and Linden Homes’s work in the Devonport Development Framework, which began in 2006. Emerge Granby Green is more than just new housing – it has generated economic growth and jobs together with community confidence and well-being.

The development, completed in October 2016, forms part of Plymouth City Council’s Plan for Homes. Devonport remains an area of significant deprivation; across the city 3,601 households on the Plymouth City Council Housing Register are in need of 2-3 bedroom accommodation. Emerge at Granby Green has created a sustainable community with a range of tenures and house types in an area that was previously majority social rented blocks of flats.