The £100 million High Point Village in Hayes, Middlesex has greatly regenerated the area, providing excellent new housing and job opportunities.
Now the Ballymore site has also received an NHBC Pride in the Job Award, thanks to Site Manager Aaron Caffrey.
The huge development consists of eight buildings which house a total of 525 residential apartments, 199 hotel rooms and 127 aparthotel rooms. There is also a leisure suite, six retail units and two floors of car parking on the site.
Out of the five apartment blocks, two of them offer affordable accommodation, shared-ownership and rental, provided by Thames Valley Housing Association. Notting Hill Housing Association also has some units in one of the private apartment buildings.
The residential accommodation comprises one, two and three bedroom apartments, studio apartments and duplex apartments.
The project began at the end of 2007 and is now almost complete. The architect was Rolfe Judd Architects who have worked on a variety of residential, retail and hotel project both in London and in other areas of the UK.
High Point Village is situated directly adjacent to Hayes and Harlington station, providing journey times to Heathrow Airport in six minutes and Paddington in 17 minutes.
Site Manager Aaron Caffrey said:
“It’s a great development- there is a canal on one side and we’re right beside the Hayes and Harlington railway station so the location is really good. The site has actually already won an NHBC Award in 2009, which shows the quality of the build and the team working here.
“I think it’s going to be a big change for the community, in Hayes it’s one of the standout sites. It’s a far higher specification and far higher quality than what you’ve got there already.
Crofton Interiors Ltd provide bespoke joinery and domestic and commercial fit outs for a wide range of projects in the UK and Ireland. They are currently working on a £22 million residential project next to Harrods in Knightsbridge, London, and the £5.5 million Embassy Gardens marketing suite on which they provided high-spec joinery, media units, wardrobes and bed heads.
Crofton Interiors worked on a number of areas at High Point Village including the reception area to the Stay City Hotel, which included a feature glass wall, and the Nuffield Health and Spa reception area.
Glen Remnant, Director of Crofton Interiors Ltd, said:
“It was a small project for us, they needed someone to specialise in co-ordinating the design and manufacture of certain areas so we came on the project quite early to help them find a product that they wanted and they needed.
“We provide a good all round service and are able to see a project through from conception to completion. We were delighted Aaron won an NHBC Award and are keen to support him, it was a good project to work on.”
Award winner Aaron Caffrey started working a junior level manager in Ireland 12 years ago. He has been with Ballymore for ten years, working as a manager on smaller sites before working his way up to developments like High Point Village.
Site Manager Aaron said:
“I was told I was being put forward for the award and had representatives from the NHBC visiting the site, their regional inspectors came down and did a few walks with me so I knew it was potentially going to happen.
“I’m really pleased about the award, but to be honest if I’ve got a job, it gets completed and there aren’t too many problems then that makes me more happy than anything else. The better reward is to have a site that works, where you don’t have problems and people are happy with their homes. That’s the most important thing.”