Radius Housing make UK Planning Awards shortlist

Three Radius Housing projects have been shortlisted for the 2020 UK Planning Awards.

The former Ebrington Primary School in Londonderry
The former Ebrington Primary School in Londonderry

Radius’ developments at the former Visteon site in Belfast, Rathgill in Bangor and Ebrington in Londonderry are the only Northern Ireland projects to be shortlisted for the awards, which recognise the outstanding work undertaken by developers to deliver new build projects across the UK.

Radius Housing is one of Northern Ireland’s leading housing developers, constructing more than 400 new social and affordable homes across Northern Ireland last year, as well as managing more than 13,000 properties. The three shortlisted projects will deliver almost 500 high quality mixed tenure new homes, as well as green space and commercial opportunities.

The Planning Awards are among the most prestigious industry awards for developers, architects and town planners in the UK, and aim to recognise some of the best, most innovative and challenging housing and construction projects. The short listed Radius entries are:

The Visteon site in Belfast

Planning Permission of the Year - Former Ebrington School Site, Derry/Londonderry

Best Housing Scheme (fewer than 500 homes) - Fort Green in Rathgill, Bangor,

Best Use of Brownfield Land in Placemaking - Former Visteon Site, Belfast

Anita Conway, Director of Development at Radius Housing, said: “We are delighted our projects at Visteon, Rathgill and Ebrington have been shortlisted for the Planning Awards. For different reasons, these sites produced challenges that other developers may have walked away from, so to secure planning permissions, and see the progress on site is something we can be proud of. The quality and standard, from start to finish, is what makes Radius Housing developments stand out.

Rathgill in Bangor

“The whole team at Radius strives to meet and overcome the challenges that new developments bring us and we remain focused throughout on the end goal - delivering quality social and affordable homes right across Northern Ireland.”

Diana Fitzsimons, Chair of Radius Housing, added “I am proud that that the three shortlisted schemes demonstrated Radius’ commitment to urban regeneration and high quality design as well as its focus on delivering mixed use and mixed tenure schemes across Northern Ireland. To be shortlisted alongside so many innovative projects highlights the quality of Radius’ work.”

The winners of the Planning Awards will be announced at a ceremony in London in September.

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