Erimus Housing and healthcare group Keiro have scooped a string of major honours for the Gateway neuro rehabilitation building at Middlehaven in Middlesbrough.
Providing high quality neuro, stroke and spinal injury rehabilitation and specialist care, the facility won Best Supported Living Development at the Better Healthcare Awards in London and was highly commended as Best Product for Financial Efficiencies and in the Working Together award. Keiro also took home the Client of the Year award.
The scheme, built by Keiro in partnership with Erimus Housing, one of the partners in the Thirteen Group, has also been named as North East project of the year at the RICS Renaissance Awards.
Chris Smith, Thirteen Group’s Director of Business Development, said: “This is fantastic news for the Tees Valley. We knew when we started working with Keiro on the Gateway that it would be a special place.
“It is a landmark for Middlehaven and for healthcare standards nationally and we are proud that it can provide so many people with such essential services and help them recover and move back into the community.”
As part of the complex, Erimus Housing has developed eight two bedroom apartments, two three bedroom houses and two two bedroom bungalows, all with design features put in place especially for people with mobility problems. People living in the transitional housing can access the main complex to receive support while their recovery continues and will be supported further in finding long-term accommodation once they are ready for independent living.
Boda Gallon, Chief Executive of Keiro, said: “From the beginning we wanted a striking building that fitted into the Middlehaven area. This recognition confirms that, working alongside Erimus Housing, we have created something of national importance.
“Keiro’s aim is to provide an integrated ‘pathway’ of specialist care, support and rehabilitation services, from hospital to home. The Gateway building is a model example and one we will look to roll out in other areas.”
Councillor Charlie Rooney, Middlesbrough Council’s Executive Member for Regeneration, added: “Middlehaven is one of the region’s most important regeneration sites, so it is fitting that it should be home to facilities like the Gateway which have the potential to improve and transform lives.
“These awards are national recognition that these are some of the very best facilities anywhere in the UK and further help to put the wider Middlehaven development firmly on the map.
“Erimus Housing and Keiro are to be congratulated on this latest achievement, and I am sure it will pave the way for future success.”