NHBC Awards, Scotland

Stephen heads a winning team – again!

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Previously having won the ultimate accolade of a Seal of Excellence in 2006, senior Site Manager Stephen Sandilands has now won a second Pride in the Job award – this time for his work at Taylor Wimpey West’s Imperial View development in Airdrie.

In Stephen’s experience “A well-managed site which looks good, quality workmanship and good health and safety practices” are all the hallmarks of an NHBC winner.

In addition, he commends the efforts of his team. “I have a fantastic team, they have all worked really hard without exception and have been a great help to me. They are all pleased – even though they don’t get the same kudos as me” he said, adding “We felt that we narrowly missed out last year so we really got our heads down and worked – and now we’ve done it.” Stephen has retained the same site team for the last two years – including two of his family members!

This site was previously occupied by a steelworks, so we have brought a splash of colour which has improved the area. The development has proved extremely popular with local people” said Stephen.

Stephen started his construction career as an assistant site manager in 1994 and was promoted to site manager 1996, before becoming senior Site Manager.

Comprising approximately 160 homes, the development is now in its final phase of construction of the last 60 properties.

Imperial View comprises a mix of two, three and four bedroom new family homes. Every home is built to a high specification and customers also have the opportunity to personalise their home with an exciting range of optional extras.

Properties on the development include the four bedroom detached Stewart (1,581 sq. ft.) with its’ impressive lounge, separate dining room with bay window to the front, kitchen, and utility room offers a practical and thoughtful layout for busy families.

Upstairs are four well-proportioned bedrooms with master en-suite, Jack-and-Jill en-suite to bedroom 2 and 3, and family bathroom. An integral 1.5 garage adds to the overall practicality of this great family home.

A stylish home, the four bedroom detached Douglas (1,108 sq. ft.) boasts a lounge with French doors overlooking the rear garden, as well as a separate kitchen and dining room making home entertaining a breeze. The en-suite to the master bedroom, separate family bathroom and downstairs WC are well-considered conveniences for modern family-living. There’s also a handy integral garage.

The two bedroom Andrew (686 sq. ft.) is a stylish home that offers two well-proportioned bedrooms as well as a spacious lounge/dining room with French doors leading to the rear garden. A practical family bathroom and separate WC are ideal for busy families.

The development is located just 18 miles from the bustling city of Glasgow with a whole world of shopping, entertainment and culture for the whole family. There are many major UK high street stores, smaller boutiques and a wide variety of speciality shops. Shopping malls in Glasgow include the Sauchiehall Street Shopping Centre, the Buchanan Galleries, Princes Square and St. Enoch Shopping Centre.

For sport and leisure there’s a swimming pool, golf club and gym in Airdrie and for walks there’s Drumpellier Country Park approximately a mile from Coatbridge. As a major European cultural capital, the city is a great place to explore. There are numerous free museums and galleries to choose from and with many parks and gardens spread across the city.

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