Newbury Racecourse Apartments – Massive team effort wins the day
Winning an NHBC Pride in the job Award, recognising the efforts of himself and his massive site team on David Wilson Homes’ major £7m Newbury Racecourse apartments development at Hambridge Road, Newbury, West Berkshire, is proud site manager Mark Pinder.
The scheme, which includes the construction of 17 blocks adjacent to the racecourse and incorporates 306 apartments, is being constructed in a three year programme, which is currently expected to be completed five months ahead of schedule in May 2018.
Mark, who last year won the NHBC title of Supreme Runner Up in the High Rise category of the National Awards, said: “Winning this year’s award is good for everybody – it does not simply reflect the work of one individual – it recognises the massive efforts of the 250 – 300 operatives on site every day.
“I am just the person steering the ship – and they are the ones who are bringing the whole scheme together. It is good for the site team, good for morale and good for the company too.”
The apartments are constructed around a pre-cast concrete frame with a non-combustible type facade, comprising tiling, stone, a brick slip system and curtain walling.
In addition to constructing the apartments themselves, Mark said: “In year 1 we had to build a district heating main to serve all of the blocks, as well as all new roads, an electrical sub-station and a wet well pumping station for Thames Water – it really has been a major job. In addition, due to the fact that the development is located only 20m away from the racecourse we are not allowed to work on race days in order to avoid any noise disruption to the events.”
The superior homes at Newbury Racecourse feature open-plan, free-flowing rooms filled with natural light, the finest fixtures and fittings and uncompromising quality throughout.
Examples of the exclusive properties on offer at Newbury Racecourse include an elegant two bedroom apartment in Woodhay House.
The apartment features a light and airy open-plan kitchen/dining/living room. French doors lead to the feature balcony with breath-taking views. The generous master bedroom also features access to the balcony, en suite and fitted wardrobes. A second double bedroom and bathroom are ideal for guests.
Conveniently located close to commuter links with breath-taking views of lush Berkshire landscape, Newbury Racecourse offers the best of town and country and a truly unique living experience in an exclusive location.
Newbury Racecourse offers exceptional homes in a truly exciting location. Superb on-site facilities include the gym and spa at Nuffield Health and an on-site railway station with direct links to London.
David Wilson Homes is part of Barratt Developments, who have been building quality new build homes since 1958, and are now recognised as the highest quality national house builder.
The first Barratt property development company was established in Newcastle upon Tyne and the business grew steadily, laying the foundation for the growth that followed. The company was listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1968.
In 1972, a programme of rapid expansion followed, seeing a series of acquisitions and the creation of new companies.
During the 1990s the Barratt Group grew organically, establishing an unrivalled track record of consistent growth. In April 2007, Barratt acquired Wilson Bowden PLC and today has a network of 27 housebuilding divisions throughout Britain, selling new build homes under the Barratt, David Wilson and Ward Homes brands.
Every year since 2009, Barratt Homes is officially the highest quality major national housebuilder, having been awarded an exclusive ‘5 Star Housebuilder Award*’ by the Homebuilders Federation.
The award is the result of recommendations from customers, as well as superior build quality, so the company is especially proud to be the only major national housebuilder to be awarded this accreditation every year since 2009.
Great design is at the heart of all Barratt developments, which must meet the Building for Life 12 design standards.
The company build both private and affordable housing and in their last financial year delivered 17,319 new homes.
All of the company’s developments are planned to meet the needs of the local community, with homes ranging from one bedroom flats to six bedroom family properties.
A N Construction Solution Ltd
A N Construction Solution Ltd is the brainchild of Mr A Neli (MCIOB), who has over 20 years’ experience working in the construction industry and has been providing high-quality commercial roofing and contracting services during this time in various areas of the industry.
A N Construction are able to provide all finishes on roofs and terraces such as green roofs, brown and blue roofs, slabs, decking or stones and the company’s general attitude is “if you can dream it, we can build it.”
Because of the depth and experience possessed in their ranks, A N Construction Solution Ltd has been able to expand into a broader field of operation. They have now developed a landscaping and groundworks arm, that led by Mr Chris Baja (MCIOB), continues to grow and thrive on its own accord.
A N Construction Solution Ltd’s success is attributed to the fact they have developed the infrastructure to cope with contracts of all sizes while maintaining a family run business attitude that puts customer service at the core of their principles.
At Newbury Racecourse, A N Construction Solution Ltd has been involved with the roofing and waterproofing requirements as well as landscaping.