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BHT Wins Housing Oscars for Container Homes

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11Nov

BHT has won a prestigious housing award, the 24 housing 2014 awards, dubbed the ‘Housing Oscars’.

We have been named winner of the Innovation of the Year category at the 24 housing 2014 awards for our container homes project at Richardson’s Yard in Brighton, developed in partnership with developer QED Property Ltd.

The award ceremony was held at Villa Park, the home of Aston Villa FC on Thursday evening (6 November).

The award was collected by Chris Gilbert and Ross Gilbert from QED as no one from BHT was available to attend the awards ceremony.

Earlier in the year Andy Winter was named Inspirational Leader of the Year by the Chartered Institute of Housing and Inside Housing magazine for his leadership in the shipping container homes development.

We are naturally delighted to have had this recognition, and I am pleased that Chris and Ross Gilbert from QED were able to receive the award on our behalf.

The award is recognition of the work put in by so many people over the last couple of years, including QED, the team at BHT and, of course, the BHT Board who had the courage to agree that BHT should be part of this innovation. Brighton and Hove City Council should share this award as it provided political support, and its planners were willing to agree to something so different.

We need more imagination and innovation if we are to tackle the housing crisis in Britain, and I am delighted that a Brighton scheme that has been recognised in this way.

Andy Winter, BHT Chief Executive

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