Social Housing Scheme of The Year!
Triangle Housing’s supported living scheme Ballymisert (Holywood Road, Belfast) scooped the coveted Social Housing Scheme of the Year award at the 2016 Construction Excellence Awards in the Culloden Hotel on Thursday evening.
The supported living scheme, designed by McAdam Design (Belfast), was developed by Donaghmore Construction Ltd. It was constructed for people who require support to manage their mental health, and comprises 18 self-contained units and a 4 bed shared house. The scheme is managed in partnership with the Northern Ireland Association for mental Health (NIAMH).
CEF Managing Director, John Armstrong, commended each of the 14 category award winners for their success against what he described as a ‘time of significant sustainability challenge’ for the construction industry in Northern Ireland.
Raymond Nicholl, Director of Housing at Triangle Housing said “Ballymisert is a fantastic scheme which enhances and enriches the quality of people’s lives and we are proud that it has been recognised in receiving this prestigious award. The project was a result of tremendous team work between all parties involved and we look forward to continuing to deliver quality housing in the future through positive partnerships”.
Donaghmore Construction Ltd were equally pleased to win the prestigious accolade! Speaking following the awards ceremony on 6th October, Managing Director, Mark Currie, commented “It was our pleasure to work alongside Triangle Housing Association, NIAMH & McAdam Design on Ballymisert Supported Housing & we are delighted that the scheme has been recognised with a Social Housing Award! Ballymisert was designed & delivered with its future residents at the heart of every decision made. Medical & construction experts (including our supply chain partners) joined forces, working together from inception to completion to optimise best outturn. Their collaborative endeavour resulted in a state-of-the-art facility which has been revered as a phenomenal success by both Triangle, NIAMH & the families/friends of those now resident there.”
Triangle Housing strives to build better lives together by building homes and providing accommodation, individualised housing and care support. The association promotes social inclusion, supporting people to live independently and maintain their tenancies. Their ‘added–value’ activities enhance the richness and quality of people’s lives through Tenant Involvement and Social Inclusion.