Green Apple Environmental Award
Urban Design and Building Services have won a prestigious national Green Apple Environmental Award for their refurbishment project to Beaconview, Broome, Sheapecoate and Stanton Houses, Charlemont Farm, West Bromwich
The blocks, in Beaconview Road, have undergone an £8 million upgrade with improvements which include gas central heating, insulated external wall render and cladding system, new energy efficient windows, an insulated pitched roof and a new glazed front entrance lobby.
Completed last summer the tenants have benefitted from Secured by Design flat entrance doors, a positve input ventilation system, improved fire precaution works and external landscaping work which includes additional car parking.
The Green Apple awards recognise Britain’s greenest companies, councils and communities for their contribution to the environment.
There were more than 100 nominations and to be recognised for the Charlemont Farm scheme is quite an achievement, particularly coming only weeks after the same project was nominated as finalist in three categories in the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors regional awards.
The Green Apple awards are organised by The Green Organisation, an independent, non-political non-profit environmental group dedicated to recognising and promoting environmental best practice around the world.
The awards are recognised by the Environment Agency, the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health and the Chartered Institute of Waste Management.