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Shortlisting success for St Martins development!

A room in a recently built community chapel filled with women knitting and chatting

Our St Martins development has been shortlisted for the Community Impact Project of the Year award at The Cowgills North West Homebuilder Awards!

M&Y Maintenance and Construction collaborated with The Regenda Group, Redwing and the Parish Church Council of Broughton to deliver affordable housing options and an energy-efficient new-build chapel and parish hall in Fulwood, Preston. 

We led the construction of five houses and nine apartments for Rent to Buy through Redwing, along with a new community chapel, better utilising unused land surrounding the old chapel.

We worked closely with the Parish to focus on the development’s social impact, organising volunteering days for M&Y staff to assist with planting and landscaping for the chapel building, donating to local food banks, and promoting spending within the local supply chain. We also collaborated with local schools to introduce young people to careers in construction and regeneration.

Group of m&y, regenda group and positive footprints staff volunteering, planting plants in a square garden

These new homes are an affordable step onto the property ladder for residents in an area with high house prices.

The new energy-efficient chapel includes accessible facilities for the community and the new parish hall is regularly used by groups including a youth group, choir, knitting group, and a range of training courses and is open as a Warm Welcome Space each week. 

Lauren Huggon, Project Manager at The Regenda Group said:
We’re delighted to be shortlisted for this award! St Martins is a significant development for the local community in Fulwood, creating access to affordable Rent to Buy housing with a community focus. The impact of these much needed homes, newly built chapel and parish hall is amazing. It’s enriched the neighbourhood bringing many benefits to the area, including opportunities for local children, young people and adults.

Canon Andrea, Titterington, Broughton PCC said:
The quality of Regenda’s work and testimonies were outstanding. Our partnership has been positive, supportive, and productive throughout the 5-year project timescale, which included the COVID pandemic. M&Y undertook school workshops on construction which were valued by the parish school. Support was given to the Preston Food Bank, our move into the new building and the community planting day.

This has been a model of partnership, and the proof is in the quality of the end product for the Broughton Parish and Fulwood’s community.

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