Our award winning scheme

19 February 2020

A new homeless centre in Lincoln which we helped to deliver has won an industry award.

The Nomad Centre was named Residential Property of the Year at the Greater Lincolnshire Construction and Property Awards 2020.

The award was presented during a ceremony hosted by Sky Sports presenter Jeff Stelling on Thursday 6 February at DoubleTree by Hilton in Lincoln.

We acted as development agent on the scheme, while the Blue Skies Consortium, a group of housing associations jointly led by Longhurst Group and Nottingham Community Housing Association, secured a £700,000 grant from Homes England towards the development.

The new centre was officially opened by the HM Lord Lieutenant of Lincolnshire, Toby Dennis, on Wednesday 13 November 2019. The building, which replaces the existing Nomad Centre on Monks Road is made up of 20 en-suite rooms for emergency accommodation and two supported housing rooms, a professional kitchen and day centre facilities.

Project Manager Simon Dillon said: “This award is recognition to the whole project team who worked very collaboratively.

“When we walked around YMCA Lincolnshire’s previous nearby shelter, we could all see it was not fit to deal with the issues of the people they work with.

“The new development will go on to support the service to help their customers get back on their feet.

“Lincoln is the city I live in and every day you can see the issues on the streets. Working together, we could see how we could help to provide something special and which would be sustainable for years to come.

“We were involved with the project from inception and were happy to meet the requirements of the brief in time for completion in October 2019, which was also the 150th Birthday of YMCA Lincolnshire.

“It is certainly a project we can all be proud of for Lincolnshire.”