Picking up his fourth consecutive quality award to add to three consecutive Seals of Excellence, is delighted veteran award winner Gavin Flannery, Site Manager at Barratt Homes’ Eccleston Park development in Chorley.
“Getting it right first time, consistency in maintaining good standards and having a true pride in the job is important,” he says, adding that management skills also count highly, together with the ability to get the respect of the site team by treating everyone fairly. “If you treat people with respect they will help you when you need it,” he said.
He has understandably built up quite a reputation for the standard of his work within the company and his site is now often used by his firm to show their other site managers how to achieve the best results.
Already having been personally congratulated by their construction director, the winning team looks forward to proudly unfurling the NHBC award flag at their site, marking their achievement and also assisting with the marketing of the development.
In addition to winning so many awards, Gavin has an average site health and safety record of 99.38 per cent over 12 months and a customer care record of 95 per cent.
He started in the construction industry at the age of 17 having started as an apprentice joiner in 1997. He became one of his company’s youngest site managers at the age of 21, ten years ago. “At that time it was a case of sink or swim – and fortunately I swam,” he said.
The 123-home Eccleston Park development incorporates a variety of different stylish house types, including the four-bedroom detached Alderney, featuring: a lounge with French doors leading onto the garden; en suite to the master bedroom; a family bathroom and an entrance hall and cloakroom. The Ambleside two- bedroom apartment has an attractive lounge/dining area, a quality fitted kitchen and two double bedrooms, whilst the Maidstone three bedroom detached home includes an en suite and Juliet balcony to the master bedroom, and an entrance hall and cloakroom as well as a well proportioned lounge.
Eccleston Park is located in Chorley, only 3/4 of a mile from the town centre, which has a host of shops and amenities. The town has easy access to bus and rail links and it is situated only a short distance from the M6 M61 and M62. There is a wide range of activities for all ages to enjoy, including: golf courses, bowling greens, tennis courts, football and rugby pitches, skate park, and children’s play areas to name but a few. The excellent range of home styles will appeal to families and first time buyers alike.
For the second year running, Barratt Homes is officially the highest quality major national housebuilder – indeed it has been awarded an exclusive ‘5 Star Housebuilder Award*’ by the Homebuilders Federation.
“The award is the result of recommendations from customers as well as our superior build quality, so Barrat is especially proud to be the only major national housebuilder to be awarded this accreditation – two years straight.
“The award is extra assurance that buyers can expect the best quality build when they choose a Barratt home.”
The first Barratt company was established in 1958 in Newcastle upon Tyne and then grew steadily, establishing the roots that were to support its future growth.
The company was first listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1968 and in 1972 a programme of rapid expansion was launched through a series of acquisitions and the creation of new companies.
During the 1990s the group grew organically, establishing an unrivalled track record of consistent growth. In April 2007 Barratt acquired Wilson Bowden PLC and today has a network of 25 housebuilding divisions throughout Britain, selling new homes under the Barratt, David Wilson and Ward Homes brands.