Birmingham City Council wins award for social housing

BMHT award winning housingBirmingham City Council has won ‘Social Housing Provider of the Year’ at the Insider Residential Property Awards 2016.

The award highlighted the work of the Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust (BMHT) programme -which is currently the largest provider of affordable homes per annum in the Midlands – and showcased recent BMHT projects  in Nechells, Sutton Coldfield and Ladywood.

Cllr Peter Griffiths, cabinet member for Housing and Homes, said: “BMHT continues to provide good quality, affordable and attractive homes for our residents.  It is fantastic news that this has been recognised with yet another award. “

BMHT celebrated the completion of its 2,000 home milestone in March – a culmination of 1,125 homes built for rent and almost 900 built for sale since the council launched the BMHT programme.  The council has more than 200 rented homes currently under construction on 17 sites and plans to build around 1,800 further new homes for rent and market sale between now and 2020 in order to help close the city’s housing gap.

Last year BMHT also won the Public Sector Award at the Urban Design Awards for its Newtown redevelopment.

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