LoCaL Homes, Longhurst Group and Burmor Construction recognised for California Road development

Published on 27 July 2023

A Cambridgeshire social housing scheme, which LoCaL Homes have helped deliver, has been tipped for two construction industry awards.

LoCaL Homes, Longhurst Group and Burmor Construction’s development located on California Road, Huntington has been shortlisted for the ‘Social Housing Project of the Year Award’ at the Offsite Awards and for an award of the same name at the Structural Timber Frame Awards.

The project has also been shortlisted for the ‘Best Use of Timber on a Construction Project’ at the Building Innovation Awards.

The California Road scheme uses the LoCaL Homes Eco-200 panelised timber frame system, factory fitted with a cement board cladding and feature brickwork panels.

The development meets a variety of local housing need in Huntington as it comprises a combination of 36 affordable rent, 10 shared ownership, and 10 rent to buy homes: a split of 1-, 2-, 3- and 4-bedroom flats and houses.

Mike Doolan Sales and Partnerships Manager at LoCaL Homes said: “We were already proud to have worked with Burmor Construction to deliver 56 new affordable homes, transforming the site of a former car park, office, and nursery for Longhurst Group.

“It is a great feeling to be now recognised by our peers and to see the California Road development shortlisted for not one but two construction industry awards!

“It’s clear that LoCaL Homes is a supplier of choice for developers using modern methods of construction. I hope all involved feel proud of this significant achievement.”

The Offsite Awards take place on Tuesday 19 September 2023 at the Coventry Building Society Arena.

Just a few weeks later, LoCaL Homes and partners have another chance of taking the top spot in the Social Housing Project of the Year category at the Structural Timber Frame Award which will be held on Wednesday 4 October 2023.

Good luck!

To find out more about the California Road development click here.