Pride in the job is what it’s all about for award-winning site manager Jamie Thompson at the Barratt Homes Clarendon Gardens development in Bromley Cross, Bolton.
“I was very proud to win after trying several times before. All the team on site were delighted too, having tried to up the game and win for the last five or six years that they have been with me – and now we have succeeded,” he said.
His advice to those seeking to achieve the award is: “Don’t get downhearted and keep on trying – in the long run it will pay off. Make sure that everyone is working as a team – that is probably the most important thing.” He added that it is also important to maintain high standards at all times, so that the site is always operating at maximum efficiency.
He particularly wished to thank his contracts manager Ian Livesey. “I originally worked for Ian as a joiner and he got me a job as a site foreman. He has won several NHBC awards and taught me a lot, so it’s nice to pay him back for all his help,” he said.
Jamie grew up with many members of his site team, whom he has known since his schooldays and has been working with for 20 years. “It’s nice to have a connection like this with your team. We often see one another out and about at weekends too and this all helps to strengthen the bond,” he says.
He adds that site sales are making good progress, particularly the two bedroom first time buyer houses, which have sold well over the last eight to nine months.
He joined Barratt at the age of 15 straight from school, starting as an apprentice joiner, and has remained with the company ever since.
Clarendon Gardens is a long awaited exclusive development in one of the most sought after areas on the outskirts of Bolton, situated next to the Last Drop Village.
The development comprises a mix of luxury one and two bedroom apartments and four and five bedroom executive detached houses. Bolton is amply served with schooling, leisure activities and pursuits of every description, shopping centres and much more. Nearby Manchester City can only enhance the choice available.
House types at Clarendon Gardens include the Amber – a two bedroom two storey house, entered via an entrance hall and featuring a spacious open plan living/dining area with an attractive, fully fitted kitchen. The Apartment A house type is a one bedroom apartment, including a large living room, fully fitted kitchen and family bathroom, whilst the Clar D is a two bedroom apartment featuring an entrance hall with storage, a lounge/dining area leading through to a fitted kitchen, and an en-suite to master bedroom.
Founded in 1958, Barratt is Britain’s best-known housebuilder. The company has sold over 300,000 new homes around the country and is a leader in design, urban regeneration, social housing and innovation. Barratt currently sell over 15,500 new homes a year and is building on developments from Aberdeen to Plymouth, helping to meet housing demand in towns, cities and rural areas.
The company builds for all kinds of buyers, from first-time buyer apartments to family townhouses to luxury penthouses and homes for rent and shared ownership. A commitment to innovation and continuous product development, coupled with the highest standards of design, construction, quality and customer service has earned Barratt every major industry award in recent years and they are currently ‘Housebuilder of the Year’ in both the prestigious What House? and Your New Home awards. Their site managers are also regular winners in the NHBC ‘Pride In The Job’ awards for quality workmanship.