Flagship Ellington housing development shortlisted for prestigious award
Ascent Homes’ flagship development, Wayside Point, located on the former Ellington Colliery site, has been shortlisted in one of the country’s most prestigious property awards, the RICS Social Impact Awards.
Wayside Point is a stunning development located in the picturesque former colliery village of Ellington, comprising 99 properties on phase 1 and a further 97 homes on phase 2, which will include 28 affordable homes which are being delivered in partnership with Northumberland based housing provider, Bernicia.
The RICS Social Impact Awards look at showcasing world class examples of how the built environment can have a direct positive social and environmental impact on society and take entries from across the country. Wayside Point has been shortlisted in the popular Residential category of the awards.
Ascent won the same category of the awards in 2018 for their fabulous Maltings development in Alnwick. This year they are once again up against strong competition from more established and larger developers in the category. Speaking of the possibility of winning the award for a second time, Gillian Bell, Ascent Homes’ head of sales and marketing, said:
“We are absolutely over the moon that we have been shortlisted once again for the RICS Social Impact Awards in the Residential category, against some very strong contenders across the whole region. We pride ourselves on being able to develop areas such as the former colliery site at Ellington into something that has a positive impact on the local community. We get some amazing feedback from buyers about the quality of our homes, the high standard of specification and fit-out and importantly, the level of customer care they receive from the team. I believe being shortlisted is the industry’s way of acknowledging all of this. Fingers crossed we win.”
The winners for the North East round of the RICS Social Impact Awards are due to be announced in May.