“Having the right attitude, commitment, putting the time in and striving for and maintaining quality,” is the way Adrian Irwin, Site Manager at David Wilson Homes’ Riverside Crescent development, in Blaydon-on-Tyne, overlooking the River Tyne, won his first NHBC Quality Award.
“I was ecstatic when I heard that I had won. It’s something that every site manager strives for and shows that all the hard work has paid off,” he said. “I have an excellent team on site – they have all contributed 100 per cent – after all, this is something that you just can’t do by yourself. The win is good for the team too – it looks good on their CVs and they all get a certificate to say they have worked on an award-winning site” he said.
Congratulations from his company flooded in following the win – including a letter of congratulation and a phone call from the managing director, as well as letters from the chairman and regional director.
Adrian started his career in engineering before moving into the construction industry around 10 years ago. He began as a finishing foreman, then progressed to assistant site manager and site manager. He started with his present company in March last year. “I just liked the idea of running a site,” he said.
Construction of the development is progressing well – as are sales, with several homes sold in July and the remaining available properties attracting considerable buyer interest.
Riverside Crescent, which mainly comprises large four-bedroom detached houses, is now becoming well established as an excellent community for professionals and families alike.
The location, overlooking the River Tyne, provides beautiful riverside walkways as well as a short commute to Newcastle upon Tyne and Gateshead. There is a good range of local amenities and schools in Blaydon itself, including a swimming pool and food and retail shopping facilities.
The development features an impressive range of three, four and five-bedroom homes.
House types include the Lambert five-bedroom detached home, designed for family living at its finest and featuring a large sitting room and kitchen/family/dining room; the Embleton – a four double bedroom detached family home with an integrated garage and a large sitting room with a bay window (that gives the space a light, airy feel), and the four- bedroom Cuskin detached house with plenty of space for the modern family: it features an open plan kitchen/ family/dining area with impressive walk-in bay window and French doors to the garden. The Hudspith is a stylish three-storey townhouse boasting plenty of space and with a kitchen/family/dining room with French windows leading straight out into the garden.