ZED PODS has won the Residential Construction Excellence at the 2021 Construction News Awards.
The inspirational winners of the 2021 Construction News Awards were crowned in front of the industry on Wednesday 15 September at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane in London.
Celebrating its 25th year, the Construction News Awards brought together more than 900 of the UK’s leading clients and contractors for a glittering evening of celebration, recognition and networking.
Following a rigorous judging process with a prestigious and independent panel of judges, ZED PODS won in recognition of Residential Construction Excellence.
The CN Awards judges said ZED PODS offers “an affordable and innovative housing solution to address the UK housing shortage” and labelled the firm “a fantastic SME, punching above its weight and driving the net-zero carbon agenda and modern methods of construction”.
ZED PODS is an environmentally led modular housing developer with a passion for creating 100 per cent affordable, net-zero-carbon housing solutions in difficult-to-develop, constrained sites like infills, flood zones, garages and hardstanding.
The CN Awards judges were impressed with ZED PODS’ “unique solutions and unique product” and praised the outstanding “leadership, vision and direction provided by chairman Tom Northway”.
Despite its status as a young company, ZED PODS has already influencing the way councils and housing associations think about their use of land and resources, due to unusual technique of building residential units on steel podiums above car-parking spaces, with minimal disruption and continuing availability of the parking spaces.
Its modular approach and offsite construction methods remove the need for deep foundations, reducing the need for heavy machinery. This helps to cut energy usage compared with traditional methods.
Last year, despite the pandemic and UK-wide lockdown, ZED PODS completed a keyworker accommodation scheme for a healthcare sector client as well as a social housing project for the Bristol City Council.
ZED PODS offer a full turnkey service from design to completion and has a strong pipeline of over 500 residential units from both public and private sector clients.