05:02AM, Saturday 01 June 2013
The Badnells Pit regeneration project in Maidenhead has won national recognition at the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) annual awards.
The transformation of the former toxic dumping ground site into new homes was recognised by leading property experts for bringing opportunities to the community and environmental benefits
The regeneration project, led by Shanly Homes, has seen the site transformed into Boulters Meadow, a community of 448 homes.
Shanly Homes was presented with the runners-up prize in the regeneration category at the awards earlier this month.
About 300,000 tonnes of toxic waste was safely removed from the site to enable the land to become habitable.
Stewart Kirk, managing director of Shanly Homes, said: "This new development brings a strong community focus, with a wide range of properties for first time buyers, growing families as well as people seeking to down size.
"To receive recognition from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors is the icing on the cake for all those who have worked hard to realise this transformation."
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