Sanctuary is celebrating after making the shortlist for the Inside Housing Development Awards.

The housing provider has been nominated in the Best Affordable Development (under £20m) category for its new development in Inverclyde, which has delivered nearly 100 affordable social rented homes across four sites.

The award shortlisting is a nod to the high-quality modern design and build standard used in an area that was challenging to develop, due to the distinctive landscape that overlooks Port Glasgow and the Clyde.

All the new homes include high levels of insulation, large double-glazed windows and photovoltaic panels allowing for reduced bills.

This is Sanctuary’s first development in Inverclyde, where it has entered into a partnership with Inverclyde Council to tackle the lack of quality affordable social rented housing in the area.

Gillian Lavety, Development Director for Sanctuary Scotland, said: “In response to the need for suitable housing for the ageing population within Port Glasgow, we designed one site, on Dubbs Road, with elderly tenants in mind, supporting them to regain control of their homes and lives, and making sure they were fully accessible.

“Sixteen flats included walk-in showers (designed specifically to meet the needs of people over 55), a passenger lift and automatic entrance doors.”

The award winners will be announced during a ceremony at the Royal Lancaster London on Friday 30 September.