A Birmingham housing association has been shortlisted for a prestigious award in recognition of its work regenerating an inner city estate.
Optima Community Association is among a group of organisations in the final round of the iNbiz Neighbourhood Improvement award.
The association has been recognised for its work transforming the Attwood Green estate which was Europe's largest regeneration scheme when it was launched six years ago.
Optima took over the running of Attwood Green when residents of the formerly run down estate voted to opt out of council control.
More than 1,700 homes are being managed by Optima for affordable rent across the five inner-city estates of Benmore, Cleveland and Clydesdale towers, Five Ways, Lee Bank and Woodivew.
Since the project began, Optima has spent on average £10 million a year refurbishing homes, improving landscaping and demolishing unpopular or sub-standard homes.
Optima chief executive Simon Kimberley said: "We're delighted to be shortlisted for this major award. The regeneration of Attwood Green is of great significance for Birmingham both on a national and local level."
The iNbiz Awards, which are run by the National Housing Federation, saw 300 entries this year from housing associations across the country. The ceremony will be held at Birmingham's International Convention Centre on September 15.