Essex Housing Excellence Awards shortlist announced

28 July 2022

The shortlist for this year’s Essex Housing Awards, in association with Birketts, has been announced.

Following a day of judging by a panel made up of leading practitioners and advisors from across the public and private sector, a record number of entries were discussed, highlighted and deliberated as the final shortlist was drawn up.

The Awards, which recognise high-quality developments, services and or individuals from the public, private and voluntary sector and promote best practice across the county, will culminate in a glittering Awards Ceremony at Greenwoods Hotel in Ingatestone on 3 November.

This year there were 12 categories open to entry, focusing on developments of any size, partnership projects, action to tackle climate change, skills, supporting the recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, and much more.

Mark Curle, Chair of the Essex Developers Group, said: “Once again we’ve seen some exceptionally high-quality nominations and entries for the Essex Housing Awards. It has been a privilege to be able to view all the nominations, which showcases the quality we have in our county’s housing sector.”

Helen McCabe, Chair of the South Essex Housing Group, added: “Congratulations to all shortlisted entries. Regardless of who wins, each shortlisted entry should be proud of their achievements.”

Steven Kay from headline sponsor, Birketts said “We’re delighted to once again be sponsoring the Essex Housing Awards. We can’t wait to celebrate with everyone shortlisted at the Awards Ceremony in November.”

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The shortlist for the Essex Housing Awards 2022 (A-Z) is as follows:

Basildon Borough Council
Basildon Borough Council (Melanie Keys)
CHESS Homeless
CHP (Future Builders)
Colchester Borough Council
Countryside Partnerships
Epping Forest (Deborah Fenton)
Eastlight Community Homes
Epping Forest District Council
Essex County Council
Essex County Council (Green Skills)
Essex County Council (Kickstart)
Essex Housing Development LLP
Essex Rough Sleeper Covid Resilience Group
Estuary Housing Association
Harlow & Gilston Garden Town
Kind & Co
Lanswood Ltd
Mid Essex Rough Sleeper Initiative Outreach Service
Pollard Thomas Edwards
Sempra Homes Ltd
Southend-on-Sea City Council
Tendring District Council (Formally of ECC) (Lee Heley)
Thurrock Council
Thurrock Council (Pollard Thomas Edwards)
Uttlesford District Council