NHBC Awards South West

Growing collection for Ian Cole

NHBC - Millers gateWinning an NHBC Pride in the Job award  for his management of the site at Miller’s Gate in Quedgeley, Ian is happy to have that “good feeling” again.

This is the third award that Ian has won as a Site Manager for Miller Homes, and this time he considers it to be a particularly outstanding achievement. Miller’s Gate is part of a large development scheme which is predicted to see ten thousand homes built in the Kingsway neighbourhood in the next ten years.

“I know all of the site managers on the surrounding projects,” Ian said. “They all manage a good site. The inspectors’ marking is always very tight, so I’m particularly pleased to have been recognised above the other Site Managers on Kingsway.”

Ian identified Miller Homes’ thoughtful street designs as one aspect that made Miller’s Gate stand out from the close competition, adding: “The site is very well designed and the presentation and quality of the houses is what it’s all about in winning these awards.”

Miller’s Gate comprises a mixture of three, four and five-bedroom semi and detached family homes.  Spacious design is a theme that runs throughout the build, and landscaping and house styles are created to complement the local area. The Kingsway development project is built with a 16th century manor farm at its centre, while nearby Quedgeley dates back to the 13th century, and sits in a largely rural region.

Phil Morgan, Regional Production Director for Miller Homes, said: “We pride ourselves on the quality of the homes that we produce for our purchasers and awards like this are the icing on the cake for our Site Managers and their teams. As a company we achieved 26 Pride in the job awards across the country which showed an increase for the 4th year in a row. A very good result all round.”

Ian, along with the other award-winning Miller Site Managers, looks forward to the NHBC Regional dinners in the autumn, when it is hoped that further success in the competition will be achieved.

Ian has his mind set on continuing to produce the same standard of housing that won him the award this year, saying, “I’d like to think that come next year when the NHBC start marking again that this site is still in the running, as I intend it to be again in 2012. It will mean more hard work, but producing quality homes for our purchasers does bring its rewards.”

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