London & South East NHBC Awards

Constructing Academy Court Phase Three

Academy Court-  Edgeware NHBC Awards 2012

Located on Green Lane in Edgeware, Academy Court is a brand new development offering a mix of one, two and three-bedroom apartments.

The most recent phase of the development, Academy Court Phase Three reached completion in June 2012 and has been awarded with an NHBC Pride in the Job Award.

Academy Court Phase Three comprises 67 units, an underground car park and a gymnasium. The project was delivered by main contractor Barratt West London and Soho-based architectural practice Sprunt Architects.

Work began on Academy Court Phase Three in winter 2010. The apartment block was constructed using a concrete frame and included a mix of brick, metal and insulated render cladding. Aluminium windows and a concrete insulated roof were installed on the building and each individual unit includes its own balcony.Academy Court-  Edgeware NHBC Awards 2012

Additional features of Academy Court Phase Three include walnut internal doors and MDF skirting boards, whilst apartments range in value from £250,000 to £350,000.

Phase Three of the Academy Court development is connected to Phases One and Two via a central hard landscaped area – which includes a sculpted bench and flowerbeds. Whilst work was conducted on Academy Court Phase Three site staff encountered no major problems and the work was completed on programme and within budget.

Leading drylining and facade specialist subcontractor Plastering Contractors (Stanmore) Ltd conducted internal and external plaster work on the site, including the external render, internal plasterboard and dry lining. Plastering Contractors (Stanmore) Ltd has a long-term relationship with Academy Court and has worked on the site from the beginning of Phase One.

Academy Court-  Edgeware NHBC Awards 2012

Barratt West London Project Manager, Stewart Jones, said:

“I have been a part of the project since 2008 when we began work on Phase One. The site is just short of 1,000 units and with Phase Three now complete additional phases will take place over the next five years.

“Academy Court is an important development for Barratt West London. The development will secure the company for the next five years and will be very important for the continued success of Barratt West London. In addition, Academy Court is part of a regeneration project – which is creating its own little community – and the feedback so far has been very positive.”

Stewart Jones added:

“Winning an NHBC Award for Academy Court Phase Three is brilliant. We previously won an NHBC Award for Phase One and Phase Two and with this third award now under our belts I will strive to keep winning awards for each additional phase on the site.

“Achieving an NHBC Award is a lot of hard work but once you achieve one it makes all of the effort seem worthwhile. I’ve kept the same team since work first began on Academy Court and their continued hard work is very important to the continued success of this site.”

Academy Court-  Edgeware NHBC Awards 2012

Plastering Contractors (Stanmore) Limited

With an annual turnover of £52 million, Plastering Contractors (Stanmore) Limited is one of the UK’s leading drylining and facade specialist subcontractors. The company offers an extensive range of services from the installation of drywall partitions and insulated external render systems to copings and fascias.

Plastering Contractors (Stanmore) Limited has over 50 years experience in the industry and has worked with many high profile developers and contractors in the South East. The company’s list of projects is equally diverse and ranges from hospitals and residential units through to industrial warehouses and schools. Plastering Contractors (Stanmore) Limited recently completed work on Academy Court Phase Three.

Plastering Contractors (Stanmore) Limited has an expertly trained team of staff and is dedicated to providing clients with an excellent service every time.

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