For it was the first time the Barratt and David Wilson Homes (Mercia) site manager had scooped the award after 15 years of trying – and, ironically, it was the first site project he had overseen after switching companies!
The award-winning project in question was Victoria Place on the former Victoria Hospital site in the heart of Lichfield, Staffordshire. With history permeating the medieval streets together with the towering spires of the cathedral, Lichfield provides a stunning backdrop for the development. With a mixture of two bedroom apartments and three, four and five bedroom homes the development is located within easy commuter access to direct main line links to Birmingham and London and major roads including A38, A5 and M6.
Ross said: “It is a great feeling to have won after 15 years of effort. All the more sweet that we achieved it with such a fantastic team on a great project which mixes detached units with three-storey town houses and all in a good location.
“The award is recognition for all the hard work that we have put in as from day one there has been a great team ethos and every one has bought into what we wanted to achieve on site. So it’s very much deserved.”
He has also been congratulated by the company’s chief executive and managing director.
Ross began his career as an apprentice bricklayer before becoming an assistant manager at the age of 20 and was site manager by the age of 22 – the youngest in the company he previous worked for, before linking up with Barratt and David Wilson Homes (Mercia) about a year ago.
The Victoria Place development has also been well received by the public with many of the homes being sold already. The site is expected to be completed shortly. Lichfield is one of the top sought after locations to live in the West Midlands, often referred to as Staffordshire’s premier heritage city – passionate about its history and its future.
For the second year running, David Wilson Homes is officially the highest quality major national house builder, having been awarded an exclusive ‘5 Star House builder Award’ by the Homebuilders Federation.
David Wilson Homes are dedicated to creating the highest-quality homes to be lived in and loved. At every stage of the process, from designing new communities to fitting luxurious carpets David Wilson Homes have a picture of the family that will call their state-of-the-art houses, ‘home’. It is this focus on excellence and family that has been at the root of the company’s success for over 40 years.
David Wilson Homes began in a small village in Leicester and today are recognised as one of the country’s leading house builders, operating in 13 regions across England, Scotland and Wales.
In 2007 David Wilson Homes became part of the Barratt Developments group – a natural merging of two companies dedicated to providing the highest standard of design, construction and customer service in the business.
Barratt was established in 1958 in Newcastle and has enjoyed an unrivalled track record of consistent growth ever since. In recent years, Barratt has won every major industry award going.