A RETIREMENT village that stands on the former Powergen site in Shirley has been handed a top award.
ExtraCare’s Solihull Village won the Best Older People Housing Development – Urban award at this year’s Inside Housing Development Awards.
Solihull Village, which opened in 2020, was awarded for its technologically advanced innovation apartment highlighting the benefits of modern assistive technology, its intergenerational work in bringing pre school children to enjoy classes with residents, and for how it was developed and constructed with residents’ wellbeing in mind.
Hardev Thandy, head of growth and construction for ExtraCare said: “We are very proud and honoured to win this award. ExtraCare is committed to delivering better lives for older people and the Solihull development is a reflection of that commitment.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our colleagues and partners that helped make this project a reality.”
Now in its fifth year, the Inside Housing Development Awards continues to celebrate developers, councils, and architects from across the UK for their work in building exemplary homes and communities across a range of tenures and contexts.