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17 November 1998
Countryside In Partnership PLC were presented with the Gold Award for Best Partnership Development, for the second year running, at the 1998 What House? Awards held on November 13 at the Dorchester Hotel, London.
This success for the regeneration of the former New Kingshold Estate in Hackney follows the award two weeks ago of the NHTPC London Region Partnership Award for the same scheme.
The What House? Judges' Report said:- "Countryside In Partnership has developed a very effective formula for their inner city developments. The New Kingshold Estate in Hackney is well designed, creating an appropriate extension of the existing street pattern. The housing mix was carefully engineered to include a high proportion of homes with gardens. Neighbourhood facilities were also included in the plan. There was a range of locally recruited labour and job training, and an extensive economic development programme, in a challenging area. The Hackney scheme was awarded the top marks on the strength and extent of the partnership, obvious effort and attention to community initiatives, as well as overall quality of design."
The Managing Director of Countryside In Partnership PLC, David Everett, added "This is a tremendous accolade for us, the London Borough of Hackney, Samuel Lewis Housing Trust, local residents and all of our other partners at New Kingshold."
For further information contact:-
Countryside In Partnership Plc
Tel: 01277 690548
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Information correct as at 17/11/1998