Premier Guarantee Excellence Award
Hosted by the leading structural warranty provider, the Premier Guarantee Excellence Awards give credit to the UK’s best developments. Mears New Homes site; The Paddocks, Bourne End, Hemel Hempstead, has been shortlisted for the Development of the Year (11-50 Units) South category. A rigorous judging process was involved, where the site was inspected by a building inspector, followed by a regional manager and later a panel of judges.
Site Manager, Jon Kelly has also been shortlisted in the Site manager of the Year North & South award category for his role as Site Manager at the Paddocks.
Jon has said:
I think it’s great to get the recognition of this award nomination for the hard work that has been put in by everyone. We created a good team on this site who all played their part in achieving this, from the office workers to toilet cleaners, where there was a lot of work behind the scenes! It's nice that we can celebrate this together. Even if we don't win, I'm really pleased for the commendation.
Premier Guarantee shared that he was chosen in the final 3 because they were pleased with how the site was run and the top quality of the site at each stage. They noted that the product overall and the finishing of the show home was to an excellent standard.
The finals take place at an awards ceremony in London on Wednesday 23 October, 2019.
The LABC awards are the largest business to business awards in the building control sector, recognising quality in all types of building project.
Mears New Homes has been shortlisted in the Best High Volume New Housing Development category, alongside Rock Townsend, Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council and Hertfordshire Building Control for the Garden Avenue development in Hatfield.
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. It has been shortlisted as a role model for excellent affordable housing design and delivery.
The awards ceremony takes place on Friday 8th November at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge in London.
Inside Housing Development Award
Another shortlisting success is with the Inside Housing Development Awards for the work New Homes have delivered with Watford Community Housing Trust in Nascot Wood, Watford. The award is for Best Development (up to 50 homes).
This scheme consists of 34 apartments and 4 townhouses in a prestigious area in Hertfordshire. The application described the innovative architecture that blends with neighbouring buildings and how the scheme provides great facilities to residents with a short walk.
The awards finals take place on Wednesday 27th November 2019 at the HOMES UK event at the Excel, London.