Placemaking and property management

Estates Gazette Awards 2016

Places for People was named Residential Company of the Year at the Estates Gazette Awards. The judges commended Places for People's placemaking approach, which was described as a blueprint for how housing providers could help solve the UK's housing crisis.

Building Awards 2016 

Places for People was named Housebuilder of the Year at the 2016 Building Awards.  The judges acknowledged the Group's central placemaking approach, which focuses on providing vital local infrastructure and facilities alongside all new housing, in order to create attractive neighbourhoods and communities that ensure the success of both places and people in the long term.

Offsite Awards 2017

Our Smith's Dock development in partnership with Urban Splash has been crowned Housing Project of Year in the Offsite Awards. The first phase of homes at the former shipyard are factory-built, modular homes.


Planning and Placemaking Awards 2016

We scooped 5 awards at the Planning and Placemaking awards for some of our developments. 

  • Infrastructure-led placemaking - Brooklands, Milton Keynes
  • Best health care scheme - Fortune Place, Edinburgh
  • Best housing scheme (more than 500) - Park Hill, Sheffield
  • Regional award, Northern England - Park Hill, Sheffield
  • Regeneration award - Park Hill, Sheffield

Scottish Home Awards

Fortune Place - accommodation for over-60s, scooped the award for Development of the Year (age exclusive) at the 2016 Scottish Home Awards. 

CIH Scotland Excellence Awards 2017

Our Developments team in Scotland picked up an award at the CIH Scotland Excellence Awards. Along with Lovell, the team were awarded the 'Excellence in Development for Affordable Housing' award for the transformation of a derelict site in Wester Hailes. The £19m Harvesters Way housing development has brought 183 much needed affordable homes to the City of Edinburgh.


Women in Housing Awards 2017

Our Young Parents Pathway team from Living+ scooped the award for 'Most effective project in improving the lives of women or communities' at the 2017 Women in Housing Awards. The South Tyneside scheme strives to help parents aged 16 to 25 be the best they can for their children.

TPAS Central Region Awards 2017

Derwent Living won the excellence in tenant engagement award for successfully delivering an effective in-house mediation service for its customers. Derwent Living's mediation team is made up of seven staff and eight resident mediators, who volunteer their own time to help create positive outcomes for neighbours who find themselves at odds with one another.

Norfolk Care Awards 2016 

Cotman Housing Association's Support Services team won the TEAM - Together Everyone Achieved More Award

The award recognises the team's success in working together to evaluate the care and support they provide to continually strive to deliver excellence and go the extra mile. 


ukactive Training Awards

Places for People Leisure was the winner in the Health and Wellbeing Training Programme category at the 2016 ukactive Training Awards. The awards recognise exceptional performance and commitment in the Physical Activity sector particularly in relation to vocational education, training and development.

ukactive Flame Awards 2016

Places for People Leisure scooped a top award at the 2016 ukactive Flame Awards. Fakenham Sports and Fitness Centre won the award for Leisure Centre of the Year (streamline).  

ukactive Flame Awards 2015

Places for People Leisure won the Leisure Centre Operator of the Year category for the third year running and Maltby Leisure Centre won Leisure Centre of the Year.


HANA Awards 2017

The Places for People Treasury team won the award for 'Treasury Team of the Year (large housing association)' at the Housing Association National Accountancy (HANA) awards.

Spark the Change Award 2015

We're the proud winner of the 2015 Spark the Change Award.

The award recognises our commitment to employee engagement and our extensive learning and development programmes. 

Previous awards

Property management

  • RESI Awards 2012 & 2014, Landlord of the Year
  • RESI Awards 2013, Property Manager of the Year

Construction and development

  • Homes for Scotland 2016, Affordable Development of the Year (special commendation)
  • Homes for Scotland 2016, Private Housing development (special commendation)
  • WhatHouse? Awards 2015, Best Starter Home Scheme
  • Scottish Home Awards 2015, Small Affordable Housing Development of the Year
  • Scottish Home Awards 2015, Affordable Housing Development of the Year
  • UK Over 55 Housing Awards 2015, Best UK Retirement Village Design
  • Homes for Scotland 2014, Best Partnership in Affordable Delivery
  • Scottish Home Awards 2014, Affordable Housing Development of the Year
  • Homes for Scotland 2013, Regeneration Project
  • National Building Excellence Awards 2012, Best Social or Affordable Housing Award
  • Urban Land Institute Awards 2012, Global Award for Excellence
  • Evening Standard New Homes Awards 2012, Best Family Home (highly commended)
  • Evening Standard New Homes Awards 2010, Best Large Development
  • WhatHouse? Awards 2010, Best Brownfield Development
  • Housebuilding Innovation Awards 2009, Best Partnership between a Developer and the Public Sector
  • Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors Renaissance Awards 2009, Residential
  • National Home Improvement Council Awards 2008, Best Brownfield or Recycled Building Project
  • Housebuilding Innovation Awards 2008, Best Training / Staff Initiative
  • Scottish Design Awards 2007, Best Regeneration
  • Scottish Design Awards 2007, Best Residential Project

Leisure management

  • UKactive Training Awards 2015, Activity Professional of the Year
  • RLSS UK IQL Awards 2015, Multi-Site Approved Training Centre of the Year
  • Quest Awards 2015, Exceptional Leisure Centre

Affordable housing

  • Housing Innovation Awards 2017, Most Innovative Finance Model
  • Norfolk Care Awards 2016, Together Everyone Achieved More
  • Housing Excellence Awards 2015, Best Finance Model
  • 24Housing Awards 2015, Welfare Wise
  • AGSM Gas Safety Awards 2015, Regional Social Housing Contractor of the Year
  • National Home Improvement Council Awards 2015, Gas Safety in Social Housing
  • Housing Excellence Awards 2014, Product of the Year
  • Housing Excellence Awards 2014, Best Tenant Care Programme
  • Women in Housing Awards 2014, Best Community Project
  • Social Landlords Crime and Nuisance Group Awards 2014, Best Project
  • National Housing Federation Awards 2011, Best Contribution to the Local Community
  • Green Apple Award 2011, Built Environment and Architectural Heritage
  • National Housing Federation Gold Awards 2008, Tackling Worklessness
  • National Housing Federation Gold Awards 2007, Environmental Sustainability

Business awards

  • Best Business Awards 2015, Best Employer
  • Best Business Awards 2015, Best Housing Association
  • Housing Association National Accountancy Awards 2013, Best Financial Innovation Business In The Community Big Tick Award 2012