NHBC Awards Scotland

New homes in Calderpark are nominated for an NHBC award

Calderpark near Glasgow is set to see a big change as Bellway Homes continue to build around 300 new houses. The site has now gained industry recognition by making it into the top 30 for this year’s NHBC Awards.

Located just seven miles from Glasgow city centre, The Avenues is a stunning new development that will feature approximately 300 three, four and five- bedroom detached houses. Work began in 2006 and the project is expected to be complete in around 12 months’ time.

Bellway was founded in 1946 and has since accrued over 60 years of experience in this field, building over 100,000 homes in the process. This is the first time that Bellway Homes has received such significant recognition by the NHBC and it is fantastic news for the company as Site Manager, George Carty, explained:

“This is a big project for us, probably double the size of the average site, and it has therefore been very exciting for Bellway Homes and the local community. Once complete, The Avenues will significantly benefit the community and to also be nominated for an NHBC means a lot to both the company and myself.”

The Avenues is close to Bothwell, a picturesque village in the centre of a conservation area. In addition to a range of restaurants, bars and shops, the village also boasts Scotland’s largest 13th century castle – making this a superb location for both city centre amenities and relaxing in the countryside.

The Calderpark site is also well placed for transport links outside the city centre. There is easy access to the M73, M74 and M8 motorways, whilst Glasgow Airport is less than 20 miles away. Furthermore, the development is within 5 miles of a number of world-famous golf courses including the courses at Bothwell Castle, Calderbraes Clubs, and Bellshill and Strathclyde Park Golf Clubs.

The development has incorporated a range of different house designs, with the homes being finished in a mixture of brick, roughcast and feature Tudor stone. Interestingly, Bellway Homes is also giving residents the chance to choose the finishes for the inside of their property. The bespoke additions scheme gives buyers various options to upgrade a range of elements in their homes, depending on their needs.

Options include additional kitchen features such as granite worktops, stainless steel appliances and an integrated double oven. There is also the option of an E-Life package, which can include a home cinema and surround sound system.

Buyers may also choose to incorporate a conservatory or landscaped garden, adding a special touch to the home.

Site Manager George Carty said:

“This has been a steady build, as we have been working on similar sites for years and have the skills and experience needed to make the project as success.

“This is a fantastic achievement and we are over the moon. NHBC inspectors visit every site in Scotland, and each inspector has 50 or 60 sites and nominates 5 or 10 site to be put forward.

“I’ve been in my inspector’s top list twice before and this is something that I’ve always wanted to achieve – and now I have.”

The Avenues is set to be completed in the summer of 2013. The awards ceremony will take place in October 2012 at the Hilton in Glasgow.

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