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We’re finalists in the Housing Digital Innovation Awards 2024

Housing Digital

We have been tipped for an award at the Housing Digital Innovation Awards 2024.

Our virtually plastic free homes in Redditch, the CHARM building, has been shortlisted in the ‘Most Innovative New Build’ category at the Housing Digital innovation Awards. Our submission to the awards focussed on the pioneering nature of this development being the first of its kind in Europe.

The CHARM building has been constructed using timber panels from our low carbon manufacturing facility LoCaL Homes. Each apartment features high end finishes, with plastic free alternatives installed such as wooden kitchen units and aluminium window frames, wiring using a mineral based insulation rather than the usual plastic, and solar thermal heating systems which will provide low running costs and help to prevent fuel poverty.

Our revolutionary virtually plastic free development provides 12 affordable homes built using carefully sourced plastic free alternatives as an example of what can be achieved to reduce environmental impact. 

Commenting on our shortlisting for the ‘Most Innovative New Build’ award, Carl Taylor, our Assistant Director of New Business said:  “It is a huge source of pride to be recognised by our peers as an innovative developer of new social homes. Our virtually plastic-free homes in Redditch set a new threshold in the sector for sustainable building.

“Being named as a finalist in the Housing Innovation Awards 2024 is testament to the dedication and tenacity of GSA colleagues and I am keeping everything crossed for the big night. Well done to everyone involved.”

The Housing Digital Innovation Awards celebrate cutting edge housing providers and supply-chain partners who are embracing emerging technologies and digital transformation to take UK housing to the next level.

The Housing Digital Innovation Awards are taking place on Thursday 8 February at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground in Birmingham.

Take a look at the shortlist for the Housing Digital Innovation Awards 2023 here.