Boston Road development wins prestigious construction award
Boston Road, Hanwell, London has been named among a shortlist of sites in England and Wales to win an award for high standards of construction and site management.
The development which is being built by Higgins Partnerships has been awarded The Bricks Site Recognition Award by LABC Warranty, for its standards of workmanship and overall management of the site, including health and safety matters and general tidiness.
The Bricks Site Recognition Award winners are chosen every month and are then further shortlisted at the end of the year, where only the best of those sites will be rewarded with The Bricks annual award trophy, one of the construction industry’s most prestigious awards given to outstanding sites from England and Wales.
LABC Warranty is one of the largest providers of structural warranties in the UK. Working in partnership with Local Authority Building Control (LABC), its combined team of more than 3,700 surveyors work with house builders, contractors and housing associations.
Sites are scored by LABC Warranty risk management surveyors during their inspection visits, which take place regularly through construction.
Those sites that score consistently high for general co-operation with inspectors, health and safety, site tidiness, standard of site management standard of workmanship are nominated for a Site Recognition Award.
Steve Leakey, Managing Director of Higgins Partnerships, said: “We’re delighted to receive The Bricks Site Recognition Award from LABC Warranty. I’m especially pleased for our staff working on the site as this reward is a recognition of their hard work, professionalism and expertise.”
Sarah Sheppard, Technical Director at LABC Warranty, said: “It takes skill, commitment and a dedication to quality of construction for a site to receive The Bricks Site Recognition Award. Nothing pleases my team and I more than to see developments meet and maintain such high standards.”
A2Dominion and Higgins are developing Boston Road in Hanwell, through a joint venture partnership, to deliver 360 high quality studio, one, two and three bedroom homes. 234 of the homes will private sale while 72 will be for affordable rent and 54 Shared Ownership.
The project will also enhance the existing residential area by providing shops, cafés and restaurants as part of the new village square situated just an eight-minute walk from the Elizabeth’s Line’s Hanwell Station.
The properties have been designed in three blocks, featuring contemporary soft brickwork, which will contrast against the dark frames of the shop frontages and successfully complete the ‘village square’ design.
Generous amenity spaces such as garden terraces, play space for children and rooftop gardens will be incorporated throughout the scheme and allow residents to view the entire development as their home, rather than just their apartments.
The project has been designed by Assael Architects and the delivery architect is Fourpoint Architects.