Midlands & East Anglia NHBC Awards

Iconic homes in Coventry

Scheduled for completion later this year, Icon is a stylish mixed development of private, low cost and housing association homes being constructed in Coventry.

Work began back in 2010 and over the course of the last three years developer Barratt Homes has received a flurry of awards for their work.

In the first year of the development Barratt Homes won an NHBC Seal of Excellence Award, in 2012 the company picked up the same accolade and this year Site Manager, Ricki Hughes has been selected for the prestigious NHBC Pride in the Job Award.

“It is nice to be recognised by your peers as one of the leading Site Managers, a lot of that has got to do with the team I have got around with me. The quality of the lads who are involved in the day to day running and the help I have had from my bosses has been great”, says Ricki. “It is a tough job and a tough industry and it is very stressful at times, so it is great to get the recognition.”

In addition to the NHBC Awards, Barratt Homes have received recognition from several other quarters, as Ricki explained: “We have scored very highly in the Considerate Constructors Scheme, last year this site was ranked the top health and safety site in the region and we are also top for customer care in the region.”

The Icon properties range in size from one and two bed starter homes right up to spacious four bed houses suitable for growing families.

There are currently 125 properties on the Icon site, all have been constructed using locally sourced materials and all have been masonry built using brick and block. When complete there will also be turfed open spaces and a children’s play area. Ricki described the development as a ‘flagship site’ and indicated that Barratt Homes would be looking to use the techniques and designs implemented on future projects.

Barratt Homes has a network of 25 house building divisions throughout Britain, selling new build homes under the Barratt, David Wilson and Ward Homes brands.

The brand is recognized as one of the highest quality major national housebuilders, having been awarded an exclusive ‘5 Star Housebuilder Award’ three years running by the Homebuilders Federation.

For more information please visit: www.barratthomes.co.uk.

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