Winning BHA award helps establish sustainable project as one of national significance

Being named as winner of the BHA’s Sustainable Development of the Year category last year for Phase I of the Climate Innovation District in Leeds has helped Citu Group Developments Ltd to engage stakeholders and accelerate the push for the transition to zero carbon cities.

The Leeds Climate Innovation District comprises more than 121 zero-carbon houses (pic: Citu Developments)
The Leeds Climate Innovation District comprises more than 121 zero-carbon houses (pic: Citu Developments)

The first of its kind in the UK, the Climate Innovation District comprises more than 121 zero-carbon houses and two timber-framed apartment buildings, situated in a green landscape in the city centre.
Citu Developments partnered with White Arkitekter for the project, a team known for sustainable placemaking, timber frame off-site housing, and buildings using MVHR systems and air-tight membranes to create homes powered totally by renewable energy.
"Creating our entry let us reflect on the huge progress made at the Climate Innovation District over the past two years. It led to us creating a document that formed the basis of a highly useful information pack about the Climate Innovation District that has been used to engage stakeholders.

"We saw a lot of attention and excitement around the award win, helping to build on our successful marketing of the district", says Robert Allen, Marketing and Research Manager, Citu Group Developments Ltd.

"The whole team was proud that their creation was named sustainable development of the year. Our purpose is to accelerate the transition to zero carbon cities and this award served as a moment to pause, reflect and celebrate our success."

More information on the Climate Innovation District project can be found here.

The British Homes Awards, in association with Horticulture Week, Planning, World Architecture News and World Interiors News, honour every aspect of housebuilding from one-off houses to major developments. Categories range from interiors to landscaping, and individual extensions to placemaking on a grand scale.

The 2020 British Home Awards are now open for entries with the first deadline coming up at midnight on 11th June and the final deadline will be midnight 30th June 2020.

Winning a British Homes Award will put your work on display across all of Haymarket's built environment portfolio - World Architecture News, World Interiors News, Planning and Horticulture Week. A reach totalling 673,000+ monthly online users.

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