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Nick Brasier scoops fifth NHBC Award

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Sparta Street-  Lewisham- NHBC Awards 2012

The Heathside and Leftbridge developments on Sparta Street in Lewisham have scooped a 2012 NHBC Award.

The Pride in the Job Award-winning regeneration scheme comprises 138 mixed tenure apartments in four blocks.

Rydon Construction was the main contractor on the Family Mosaic and Lewisham Council project, with Nick Brasier scooping the award for his role as Project Manager. The architect was BPTW inGreenwich.

Nick Brasier, Project Manager at Rydon Construction, said:

“It’s my fifth NHBC award and I was extremely pleased that we got nominated and awarded Pride in the Job. It’s a great recognition for all the hard work and professionalism that was put into the coordination of the build.”

The £18 million scheme started in August 2010 and finished on programme in October 2012. The apartments are one, two and three bedroom with the majority having a duel aspect view.

The apartments have a mixed tenure integration of rented, shared ownership and private for sale and have been fully fitted with kitchens, white goods and flooring.

There is also a green roof on all four blocks which are built to the Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4.

Nick said:

“The initial construction was an RC frame with Metsec facade with brickwork and cladding – it is a traditional build in a contemporary style. Work has progressed very well and we have a very satisfied client. The weather was an issue when it was quite wet last September and October but we just ploughed on through.

“The buildings range from four, five and six storey’s which are all close together within a community of its own. We have sustainable municipal garden areas which were constructed on the podium slabs of two of the blocks, incorporated into a very detailed Secured by Design specification. We did employ an exterior landscape consultant, Outerspace, to design the hard landscaping palette to compliment the actual architectural design of the building.

“It’s great to be putting the vibrance back into the area, there is a high volume of housing need within the Lewisham borough and it’s great to be a part of solving the problem.”

An existing 1940’s building was demolished to make room for the development, which helps to meet the need for housing in the area.

CDS Four have been in business for 15 years and were the painters and decorators on the Heathside and Leftbridge developments.

Wayne Douglas, Managing Director of CDS Four said:

“We have worked on a wide range of projects, such as Queen Mary’s Hospital Sidcup and St Margaret’s Hospital in Epping, as well as a range of schools.

Our work speaks for itself. I work extensively with Rydons on a variety of projects which shows the reliable service that we provide. The NHBC Award won by Nick on the developments in Sparta Street is an illustration of the quality of work involved. ”

On his NHBC Pride in the Job Award, Nick said:

“We were notified that we won in May this year and went to the awards ceremony in September. I think the job itself was a very good job for us. It was a very fluid job in which the end result was apartments which were handed over on time and to a very good standard for the tenants to move into.

“In comparison to the other awards I have won this project wasn’t as big, but in terms of complexity of design it was about the same. We had a main boiler plant room generating heating and hot water to all 138 properties.

“The team that I’ve had working with me were equally as dedicated and this recognition is a tribute to them for their hard work and endeavours.”

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