London & South East NHBC Awards

Cain’s pride at NHBC 'first'

Lascar Works Juggling a challenging multi-million pound construction scheme with 225 homes being built all at once has resulted in a first for site manager Cain Peters.

Cain, who works for Hill Partnerships, has not only just scooped his first NHBC Pride in the Job Quality Award, but he also anticipates the early completion at his Lascar Works site, in Hounslo – nearly six months ahead of schedule.

Cain, who has spent 15 years in project and site management since giving up his career in bricklaying, said: “I am a 24/7 construction man who just loves the job he’s doing, always have done and always will do.

“And to get the recognition, not only for myself but for the team on this particular project, is absolutely fantastic given the many challenges we have encountered so far. Despite these challenges, we are still looking to be six months ahead of schedule.”Lascar Works

The £30.1 million Lascar Works project, which is being built by Hill Partnerships on behalf A2Dominion, involves 188 flats and 37 houses. With only one access and exit point, it required critical planning from Cain to ensure that construction of all the homes could start at once, rather than a traditional phased plan.

Cain said: “I love the work I do, I am conscientious at what I do, and just want to get the best out of people. I would never ask anyone to do something that I wouldn’t do myself.

“My ethos is that there is no letter ‘I’ in the word team. This is why we have such a dedicated crew on site who are totally committed to the goal of delivering exacting standards for the client. They will stick it out to the finish every time.”

This is reflected in the way that they are rising to the challenges of the former factory site, which will see a mix of homes for affordable rent, shared ownership and outright sale. Commercial premises will also form part of the scheme.Lascar Works

There will be 92 homes for affordable rent, ranging from one-bed apartments to four-bed houses. The shared ownership aspect of the scheme includes one and two-bed apartments, along with two three-bed houses. There will be houses and apartments for outright sale, and one and two-bed apartments for intermediate rent.

Architects Hamiltons and CHBC are also involved with the planning and construction phases respectively.

Coinford Ltd carried out all of the ground works and R.C. Frames on this project, Conquest Brickwork Ltd undertook all the bricklaying on site. And Acacia Gardens & Horticulture did all of the landscaping and Play Equipment at Lascar Works.

Shanly Homes is a well established property development company with a commitment to product excellence and innovative architectural design. They specialise in small to medium size developments in desirable locations in the south east and understand the importance of sustainable development. They have committed to deliver sustainable features, above the minimum requirements of the government, on all their developments.

The Shanly Homes culture is that of challenge, creativity and flexibility which encourages the development of a commercially sound and attractive product. Reflecting these attributes, Shanly Homes can justly pride itself on its high levels of quality and consistency of service at all times.

Shanly Homes has two divisions: the Beaconsfield Region based in Buckinghamshire, and the Leatherhead Region based in Surrey. Their areas of operation go in and around the M25, the Thames Valley and Greater London, reaching out to Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Surrey, Essex, Middlesex, Oxfordshire, Hertfordshire, Hampshire and Kent.

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