East Midlands-based civil and structural engineering company BSP Consulting is celebrating the news that a project the firm worked on has won an accolade in the Sustainable Housing Awards 2011.

Brookside Meadows in Northampton was named Sustainable Smaller Housing Project of the Year at the Inside Housing award ceremony.

BSP Consulting, which is based at Oxford Street, Nottingham, and with offices in Derby, Leicester and Sheffield, was civil and structural engineer for the development of eight rented family homes – the first council housing scheme built by Northampton Borough Council for decades.

Built to level five of the Code for Sustainable Homes, the three and four-bedroom houses include a range of ‘green’ features, such as photovoltaic panels on the roofs to provide renewable energy, heat recovery systems, triple glazing and rainwater harvesting.

“BSP Consulting is very proud to be associated with a project such as this which has been recognised for its approach to sustainable development,” said BSP Consulting managing director David Sumner.

“We are delighted for the whole team to hear that it has won such a high-profile award.”

The awards, which are organised by Inside Housing and the Chartered Institute of Housing, recognise achievement in sustainable projects across the social housing sector.

Northampton Borough Council worked in partnership with the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA), Frank Haslam Milan (FHM), and Orbit Homes on the scheme, which was part of the HCA’s Local Authority New Build programme, which funded local authorities to build their own council homes for the first time in decades, benefiting from £450,000 investment. Architects were Baily Garner.

BSP provides a comprehensive range of consultancy services to all sectors of the construction community, from architects, project managers and contractors to developers and estate agents.

The company was launched in Nottingham in 1999 and its offices are in Oxford Street, Nottingham, Pride Park, Derby, De Montfort Street, Leicester and Vincent House, Solly Street, Sheffield.


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