The Cliveden Grange development is a collection of 45 four, five and six-bedroom homes in the heart of the charming town of Marlow.
Today it’s a highly desirable and vibrant place, surrounded by beautiful countryside and only about 30 miles west of the centre of London. The town has excellent road and rail transport links and is popular with residents, visitors and businesses.
Marlow also boasts a host of cultural attractions nearby, such as Winter Hill Golf Club, The Marlow Club with gym and swimming pool, Stanley Spencer Art Gallery, Wycombe Museum, Hugheden Manor, the River and Rowing Museum, Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre and Legoland Windsor.
The project began in September 2011 and is due to be completed in July 2013.
Senior Site Manager Phil Cataffo said:
“We’ve bought a piece of land on the back of Great Marlow School. As it’s built on the back of the school it hasn’t changed the area and surrounding countryside too much, but it will improve the school facilities as they are using the money which they earned from selling the land to build a new sports centre.
“We’re pretty much in the middle of the programme. All of the foundations are out of the ground and customers have moved in to some of the units.
“The houses are mainly brick and block construction to a high specification. In terms of landscaping, it is quite a standard, straightforward development but there is a public open space with room for a play area to go in place.”
The site has won a 2012 NHBC Pride in the Job Award. Phil said:
“I was really happy about the award – it was the third year on the trot. We were very happy with the result and are looking forward to progressing onto next year.
“This is actually my eighth award. I started off as a bricklayer then moved into the offices as an Assistant Site Manager in 1996. The recognition makes me a very proud Senior Site Manager – I must have fantastic site staff to achieve such an award.
“I live elsewhere but travel here to work on this project due to the specification of the house type. I would like to thank my site staff; David O’Hare the Site Manager, the forklift driver and site labourer.”
ST Contracting Ltd
ST Contracting Ltd are an internal floor and wall tiling company. They work for many of the large national house builders such as Barratts, Taylor Wimpey and Carla Homes.
Tim Horwood, Director of ST Contracting said:
“At Clivedon Grange we tiled the walls and floors in the bathrooms, en suite, toilets and kitchens. It was a big project and is an ongoing project, we have got other plots that we’ve got to do before it is completed.
“We specialise in anything from basic ceramic tiling to porcelain, slate and natural stone. We work anywhere in the south of England so from Essex right the way over to Devon and Cornwall. We have a branch in Salisbury, one in Essex and our head office is in Wooten Basset in Swindon,”