Mears New Homes has won the LABC National Award for Best High Volume Housing Development. The award recognises its Garden Avenue and Furzen Avenue projects.
The contract saw Mears New Homes regenerate a brownfield and vacant garage site into 22 apartments for affordable rent. They are the first new homes directly provided by the council in over 20 years. The scheme used a range of methods to reduce energy consumption and fuel poverty, as well as being sympathetic to local residents who were consulted throughout the process.
The awards celebrate your achievements in the construction industry. They reward excellent buildings, outstanding companies, and partnerships and individuals that go that extra mile.
The awards focus on the following categories:
- The challenges you faced in meeting or exceeding building regulations and how you overcame them
- Effective working relationships with LABC surveyors
- Outstanding craftsmanship
- Innovation and problem solving
- Sustainability and high performance
- Site and project management
- Inclusivity - where applicable is there evidence of an inclusive approach that exceeds part M
Managing Director Tim Carpenter commented:
“I am really proud of the team for this recognition – it goes to show that investing in quality will always win out.
Mears New Homes was established only 5 years ago and now we are a recognised player in the field with a strong portfolio across the UK. I’m really proud of the team’s success and I know that the quality they will produce will only see us grow.
“Mears New Homes has also been shortlisted for the Inside Housing Development Award for the Best Development category, alongside our partners Watford Community Housing Trust.
“Despite a difficult time for the industry it goes to show that a focus on quality will always come out on top.”
This award comes after a recent set of contract wins for New Homes. They have won £5.8m of brand new business with One Manchester to deliver 45 houses on the site of the old Crossley Motors factory in Gorton, Manchester.
The development will be focussed on family housing, delivering ten two beds, 14 three beds, and 21 four bed homes – each of which will have a feature design in stack bonded brickwork on the front to represent the radiator detail of the vintage vehicles built at the site between 1904 and 1938.
Across the Pennines, the team have picked up more work with WDH on their site at Field Lane in Upton, Pontefract. This £3m contract sees them delivering 22 two and three bed houses on another brownfield site that used to be a retirement home.
Finally, at Boy Lane in Wheatley, Halifax, the team have clinched £5.5m of work in a joint venture with Stonewater and celebrated architects Brewster Bye.
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