Nov 23, 2021
Southey Court Project in Keswick wins NCLT Beautiful Community Led Homes Award

Thomas Armstrong (Construction) Ltd are proud to announce that a recent project with Keswick Community Housing Trust (KCHT) has won an award at the National Community Land Trust Awards.

Community Land Trusts (CLTs) is an umbrella organisation for all community housing trusts in England and Wales. It gives ordinary people the means to steward land for local wellbeing, developing and manage homes and other assets important to their local community.

The Community Land Trust Awards 2021, held on on the 20th November, are designed to celebrate and recognise individuals and schemes who go above and beyond. One of the categories at the Awards was the Beautiful Community Led Homes which was open to communities who had designed and built homes that fit right into their place. Keswick Community Housing Trust’s Southey Court development project was chosen as the winner of this prestigious award.

Thomas Armstrong (Construction) Ltd undertook the construction of three three-bed and one two-bed houses, where they had re-used the stones from the old church hall building in the exterior wall of the end house.

Jonathan Tibbitts, Deputy Managing Director of Thomas Armstrong (Construction) Ltd commented: “We are very proud to be involved in this local and rewarding project. We look forward to seeing what project Keswick Community Housing Trust undertakes next.”

The Keswick Community Housing Trust’s was established in 2009 to provide affordable housing for working people and families in Keswick. Work began back in October 2019, but due to unforeseen delays and COVID-19 restrictions the work was finally completed in the Spring of this year. The development was officially opened as part of a ceremony on the 14th July 2021 to celebrate the journey and Keswick Community Housing Trust’s fourth project success.

Southey Court was made possible by Keswick Methodist Church providing KCHT with their old church hall at an affordable price that enabled the Trust to create a small development of four affordable properties for rent on the site.

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