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An award-winning performance from PCH developments

PCH had a highly successful evening at the 2021 Abercrombie Awards – winning two of the highly sought-after awards, including the Judge’s Special Award.

The Abercrombie Awards are hosted by Plymouth City Council to celebrate the role of groups, architects, designers and companies in shaping the city.

The awards, which are named after the architect responsible for the plan to rebuild Plymouth after the Blitz, takes a look at a huge range of work from small conversions and projects to transform open spaces to multi-million pound housing or business projects.

PCH picked up the Best New Building award for our Passivhaus development at Primrose Park for our highly innovative homes which meet the world’s leading low-energy building standard which is the largest of its kind in the UK.

Phase 3 of the North Prospect regeneration picked up Highly Commended in this category – which saw an impressive 159 new homes built for affordable rent, shared ownership and private sale. As a result of this third phase, and the wider North Prospect regeneration project, there have been improvements in people’s health and wellbeing, reductions in crime and a boost to employment prospects.

Primrose Park also picked up a Commended award in the new category of Best Response to the Climate Emergency as the homes demonstrated their excellent thermal performance, making energy bills extremely low and reducing carbon emissions required to heat homes.

PCH capped the evening off with the Judge’s Special Award for the mammoth recladding project at the Mount Wise Towers in Devonport. The £14.5M project has seen the three 15-storey high-rise buildings completely rendered in the highest fire-safety rated External Wall Insulation (EWI) and given a striking new shade of their traditional colours of green, red and blue.

PCH also sponsored the main Abercrombie Award which deservedly went to the Box which has had a huge impact on the city, gaining national recognition. In addition, and perhaps most importantly we congratulate the community teams that work at the grass roots in the city for the wonderful community spaces created in little know places - the Award went to the team that worked on Delamere Road with the project at Teats Hill being Commended

After a hugely successful evening, Nick Jackson, Director of Business Services and Development said: “This is a great achievement for PCH, and we’re pleased that our projects have been recognised as hugely influential in the city. These awards are voted for by the public, so to be recognised by the people of Plymouth is an honour. I would like to take this opportunity to thank our residents, staff and partners who have all helped us to achieve this.  All three schemes reflect our values of showing respect, caring, listening and doing the right thing.

“We will continue to listen and respond to residents and partners to deliver top quality housing services and improve lives by providing affordable homes and supporting communities.”