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The attractive Leighinmor Avenue site in Ballymena, County Antrim, has scooped a prestigious NHBC award.

Project manager, Albert Britton, was awarded an elusive Pride in the Job Award for his work on the development, which comprises a mixture of modern two and three-bedroom homes.

Located within easy reach of Ballymena town centre, the development boasts easy access to Galgorm Road and several of Northern Ireland’s top attractions, including: Slemish Mountain, Bushmills Distillery, The Giant’s Causeway and the Nine Glens of Antrim.

In total, main contractor Braidwater will oversee the construction of 48 private residential properties. Built using a modern timber frame with a concrete tiled roof and red brickwork, the two-storey homes will be arranged in blocks of 2, 4 and 6. All of the homes are heated using natural gas and are very well insulated.

Landscaping has included the construction of a spine road and the planting of trees, whilst the site also includes a river and an adjacent football field.

Albert Britton commented:

“This has been a challenging project as we are working on a former factory site and therefore great efforts have been made to reduce contamination. An environmental engineer has been employed on site to report to the local building authority, and a monitoring system has been in place for over the three years.

“I am delighted to have won a Pride in the Job Award, but I believe that everybody who worked on the site – from the plumbers and electricians through to the management system – is also part of the award and deserves to be commended also.”

Braidwater celebrates an outstanding reputation for their work within the private and social housing, commercial, office and healthcare sectors. The company is currently working on a range of projects in Liverpool, England – including Gilmartin Grove, LSEVEN, Poets Park and Paramount Business Park.

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