NHBC Awards, Scotland

Third time’s a charm

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Located on Baillieston Road, Uddingston, The Avenues is a brand new development from Bellway Homes.

The development, which has been under construction since 2006, may now be very close to completion, but that hasn’t stopped it from picking up its third NHBC Pride in the Job award.

George Carty is the site manager on The Avenues and has been for the past three years. In this time George has received two NHBC Pride in the Job awards and this is something that he is extremely proud of.

Speaking to Premier Construction magazine, Bellway Homes Site Manager, George Carty, said:

“I’ve been working with Bellway Homes for over ten years and until recently I had never won an NHBC award. I started on this site three years and I’ve now won two Pride in the Job awards. This is a phenomenal achievement, especially to win the award two years in a row for the same development.

“The original site manager won an award for The Avenues when the development first got off the ground, so to know that as we draw to a close on the site we can still win awards is just fantastic.”

Not only has The Avenues managed to achieve three Pride in the Job awards, the site has also managed to come out the other end of the economic downturn without any major difficulties.

George explained:

“When construction work on The Avenues got underway in 2006 the property market was booming, so the plan was for the development to be completed much sooner. Unfortunately when the market took a dip in 2008/2009 construction work was forced to slow down a little.

“Once sales started to pick up the construction work increased and we began to programme the site to suit the sales. We are now coming to the end of construction on what is a great site.”

In total there are 300 houses on The Avenues, comprising a mix of three, four and five-bedroom properties. The houses are being constructed from timber frame kits, with a mix of facing brick and roughcast, with tiled roofing and white UPVC windows.

Internally the properties are finished with modern fixtures and fittings, with bespoke additional extras available on selected properties. Externally each house includes both front and rear gardens.

Work is currently scheduled to reach completion on The Avenues in late 2013.

For more information on The Avenues or Bellway Homes, please visit:   www.bellway.co.uk.

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