Site Manager Joe Platt of Morris Homes is a man with a passion: a passion for his work as a site manager, which has paid off in the shape of a NHBC quality award for his site at the Point development in West Derby.
“The NHBC awards recognise our passion for our industry and illustrate our commitment to high standards on the sites that we run,” he said.
Commenting on the award, Joe said: “The most important thing to Morris is that we create homes – not just houses – and that those homes are of a very high standard.”
The Point is a superb development with a wide range of properties, from apartments through to large detached homes. The scheme has the double advantage of not only being a brand new award-winning development that has been planned, designed and built to the most exacting standards, but it is also located in the popular and well-established village setting of West Derby and is bordered by a golf course and mature trees. From a close community atmosphere that is well served for schools and amenities to an excellent transport infrastructure (not forgetting the Liverpool John Lennon airport which offers a range of value for money flights throughout Europe), The Point is great place to live.
Now a mature suburb of Liverpool, there is still a ‘village’ feel to West Derby, which has excellent schools and amenities.
The Point not only allows easy access to Liverpool city centre, but it is only a short drive away from the M57, M58 and the M62, and the rest of the extensive North West motorway network.
As one of the country’s leading independent housebuilders, Morris Homes know that quality and service counts – every step of the way. This commitment runs through everything they do – from the purchase of the land on which their houses are built, right through to the company’s after sales service.
Morris Homes’ high standard of design, build quality, landscaping, site management and environmental commitment is regularly recognised by the house building industry.
The company’s site managers are regular winners in the National House Building Council’s (NHBC) Pride in the Job scheme – an initiative which recognises best practice in construction and site management. Only a small number of awards are made each year from a total of 18,000 managers. The professionalism of Morris Homes’ site teams means the company is one of the top performers for its size.
Many of the company’s schemes have won national awards for their distinction. Morris Homes’ Fulwood Park development in Preston, Lancashire, was recently awarded a maximum five stars in the Daily Mail UK Property Awards. Judges highlighted its beautifully landscaped grounds, children’s play area and ‘traditional village community’ feel.
Your New Home magazine also voted Morris Homes’ Worthington Park scheme in Standish, near Wigan, best in class, praising the preservation of local architecture, the creation of natural habitats for protected species and a ‘unique collection of homes’.
Dozens of Morris Homes schemes have been awarded the Greenleaf Standard – an industry symbol which recognises high quality landscaping design on individual plots and the overall development.
Meanwhile the company’s efforts in sustainable design and construction have earned them the title ‘Green House Builder of the Year’ in the Green Construction Awards. Commenting on Morris, the panel of judges said the company had made a ‘wholesale commitment’ to the green agenda and were ‘leading the way’ for other house builders.