An innovative construction project between Havebury Housing Partnership and the West Suffolk College for the building of seven new affordable homes, has been identified as one of the three finalists in the category “Business Partner of the Year”, in this years’ Raising the Bar awards organised by the Suffolk County Council.
The award ceremony will highlight organisations who support young people to achieve their ambitions by providing real-world experience, improving their employability and confidence.
Havebury is shortlisted for this prestigious award along with Ian Twinley of John Grose and the Claritie Community Interest Company. All three organisations will be judged on their impact and in particular on raising the aspiration of children and young people.
Haveburys’ collaborative housing development with the West Suffolk College is thought to be the first of its’ kind in the UK, giving some 180 construction students the opportunity to experience “live and hands-on experience”.
Karen Mayhew, Chief Executive at Havebury who will be attending the award ceremony along with Ann McGowan, Vice-Chairman of the Havebury Board, said
Havebury has been delighted to work with the West Suffolk College, providing an excellent opportunity to young people developing their careers in the construction industry, but also providing great new homes for local people.