Dudley Council up for homebuilder of the year award

Dudley Council has been shortlisted as national homebuilder of the year at this year’s UK housing awards.

The council has been building new council homes across the borough for a number of years to add to its housing stock and create homes that provide quality and affordable accommodation for today’s and future generations.

It has been shortlisted for the national accolade in recognition of one of its most recent developments, which saw a piece of disused land off the Broadway in Stourbridge transformed into a bungalow complex.

The 10-property development known as Maybank Fields, includes a range of one, two and three bedroom bungalows, all built with the needs of residents in mind. 

All the properties provide level access living and six of the ten are specifically designed for people who use wheelchairs. Specialist facilities such as height adjustable kitchen units and high-tech toilets have been included where required.

All the bungalows were fitted with external electrical vehicle charging points. Councillor Laura Taylor-Childs, cabinet member for housing and community services, said:

"I’ve seen first-hand the quality of council homes we are building for local people and I’m delighted the work of all the teams involved in making this happen, has been recognised nationally.

"Maybank Fields is exceptional and a development we are incredibly proud of. The homes have been created with the needs of local people in mind and we’ve received such positive feedback since people moved in."

The UK housing awards are organised by Inside Housing and the Chartered Institute of Housing. The winners will be announced on Thursday November 25.

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