Bill Flood, managing director of Wokingham Housing (WHL), has been named one of the top performers in housing in this year’s Who’s Who Local Authority Development List.
The list, now into its second year, highlights individuals in local authorities who are driving the development of housing across Britain and recognises their efforts and achievements. Inside Housing, which collates the list, worked with an expert judging panel - all of whom boast first-hand experience within local authorities and housing -to compile the prestigious list.
The panel of judges was particularly impressed by the success of WHL, as well as its sister organisations, Loddon Homes and Berry Brook Homes since Bill was appointed managing director in 2015. They credited Bill as the driving force behind the superb performance of the organisations and have recognised him as one of the top performers in the country.
Leader of the council, Cllr Charlotte Haitham Taylor said: “I’m delighted Bill has received this much deserved recognition for his work with Wokingham Housing. This is a huge achievement for both Bill, and the council, and is a reflection of our innovation and vision in housing across the Wokingham Borough.”
Established in 2011, WHL is a wholly owned subsidiary of Wokingham Borough Council, working to create good quality, energy efficient and environmentally friendly affordable and private market housing, and extra care accommodation.
Homes are completed to a high specification in line with WHLs set of values, with spacious rooms throughout.
By the end of 2017 WHL is due to complete 125 houses and apartments, including a new affordable housing development at Phoenix Avenue, and an independent living scheme in Woodley called Fosters.
Supported accommodation for 16-25 year olds at Reading Road is due to open early next year.
WHL intends to build at least 50-70 more new homes every year.
You can find out more WHL and other upcoming developments on their website.