A huge regeneration project in Liverpool that features Vista’s signature composite XtremeDoor scooped a triple win at the recent Sunday Times British Homes Awards 2018.
Welsh Streets was named Development Transformation of the Year and won the Housing Crisis Solution award. In a very welcome surprise, the development also won what is considered to be the “best in show award” Judges Award for Excellence.
The hat-trick followed hot on the heels of a win at the Insider Liverpool City Region Awards for Best Residential Development, making it a four way win for the major scheme.
In 2015 plans were made for the huge regeneration project with award-winning property specialists Placefirst to refurbish Liverpool’s iconic Victorian Welsh Streets of Toxteth.
The Wirral-based Vista’s XtremeDoor is the door of choice for fellow Merseyside firm Warwick Development (North West) and the Eurocell fabricator installed XtremeDoors in a range of colours during the first phase of the redevelopment.
The doors have played a part in helping Placefirst completely reimagine the historic Victorian terrace by preserving rich heritage features whilst introducing several modern design interventions. The result has seen a remarkable revival as the properties have been turned in to high-quality homes for working families to rent.
The Welsh Streets has breathed new life into more than 300 empty homes in Toxteth and will ensure this important part of the city’s heritage will continue for generations to come.
Ian Smith, Vista’s Business Development and Marketing Manager, commented: “We were absolutely thrilled to hear of the award wins for Welsh Streets as it is a phenomenal development.
“As a Merseyside business we were incredibly proud to be able to support such a worthwhile project which has revitalised an iconic area of Liverpool and it was great to see our XtremeDoor play a part in it.
“We’d like to say a big congratulations to Warwick, Placefirst and everyone involved in the project – the honours are richly deserved.”
And there could be more recognition on the way, as Welsh Streets has been shortlisted in the Best Refurbishment category at the Building Awards 2018 and is a finalist in the best Build for Rent Development category at the Inside Housing Development Awards 2018. Both events take place in November
Founded in 1995, Vista specialises in composite and uPVC panels and doors, supplying to fabricators across the UK and Europe. Vista was recently acquired by Eurocell, the UK’s leading manufacturers of uPVC products. The continued success of the XtremeDoor now means Vista produces an astonishing 150 composite doors a day at their factory in the Wirral.