Harlow & Gilston Garden Town have been shortlisted at the 2022 Essex Housing Awards, in association with Birketts.

It will be the second time in twelve months that the Garden Town has featured in an awards final having been shortlisted at the Urban Design Awards for work on sustainability guidance.

Following a day of judging by a panel made up of leading practitioners and advisors from across the public and private sector, a record number of entries were discussed, highlighted and deliberated as the final shortlist was drawn up with Harlow & Gilston featuring in the Building Garden Communities category.

The Awards, which recognise high-quality developments, services and or individuals from the public, private and voluntary sector and promote best practice across Essex, will culminate in a glittering Awards Ceremony at Greenwoods Hotel in Ingatestone on November 3.

This year there were twelve categories open to entry, focusing on developments of any size, partnership projects, action to tackle climate change, skills, supporting the recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, and much more.

Mark Curle, Chair of the Essex Developers Group, said: “Once again we’ve seen some exceptionally high-quality nominations and entries for the Essex Housing Awards. It has been a privilege to be able to view all the nominations, which showcases the quality we have in our county’s housing sector.”

Helen McCabe, Chair of the South Essex Housing Group, added: “Congratulations to all shortlisted entries. Regardless of who wins, each shortlisted entry should be proud of their achievements.”