02 Sep Warfield Park wins national award
Warfield Park has been awarded National Social Responsibility Company of the Year at the National Energy Efficiency & Healthy Homes Awards 2017. The awards dinner, which was hosted by Sir Lenny Henry, was held at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole, NEC Birmingham, recently.
Barry Sumner, Warfield Park’s managing director, said: “This is a fantastic achievement for our team. The awards result from our ongoing commitment to improve energy efficiency and performance of our park homes for our residents and tenants”.
The judges commented: “The all-encompassing methods employed by Warfield in addressing the needs of their Park Homes community were particularly liked due to the proactive maintenance tactics employed by Warfield to identify problems before they become serious. “The holistic approach taken to improve the ambience of the site made it evident that the social welfare of staff and customers is of paramount importance to this company.”
The awards are largely due to the ongoing upgrade works to improve energy efficiency and performance of park homes. Energy efficiency measures have been installed in 29 rental park homes under a government initiative, and the Park assisted 49 private residents to do the same during 2016. This is ongoing with a further 7 homes scheduled in for this year. “Although new park homes are considerably more energy efficient than the majority of the housing stock in the UK, there is always room for improvement,” added Barry Sumner, “especially with older park homes.”
The works on the Park were carried out by two companies; Omar Skinner and Sons and Insulated Homes Limited, the latter nominating Warfield Park for the awards. Apart from improving living conditions for residents, projected energy savings are anticipated to be in the region of £500 per year per home, with 920 tonnes of CO2 less emitted over the lifetime of the measures for each home.
The judges also added: “Outstanding achievements to deliver healthy non-traditional homes – a community we all would like to live in.”