A Bellway Homes site manager from Sunderland has won a prestigious industry award.
Steve Brown, site manager at the firm’s Ochre Yards development in Gateshead, has been rewarded for his efforts with a National House Building Council Pride in the Job Award.
The scheme has been running for 34 years, and recognises the skill and dedication of site managers around the country who work hard to meet the exacting standards laid down by the NHBC.
Brown said: “I am delighted to receive this award.
“The NHBC review all our activities on a regular basis and I must thank the team here who work with me to ensure that Ochre Yards is an outstanding development.”
Ochre Yards, which was granted planning permission in 2003, comprises over 600 dwellings, mostly apartments, overlooking the River Tyne.
The site has been developed in phases over the last 11 years, with eight of the 11 proposed buildings now completed and occupied.
Ian Wood, Bellway’s construction director, said: “Gaining a Pride in the Job Award is a big deal.
“Ochre Yards is one of our largest developments and is integral to the regeneration of the south bank of the Tyne.
“Steve’s success gives our customers added confidence that they are moving into a first-class home.”
Brown will now go forward to compete in the next round of the competition.
NHBC will announce its Seals of Excellence and Regional Award winner in the Autumn.
Bellway is the country’s fourth largest house builder, with developments stretching the length and breadth of Britain.
The group is active on around 220 sites at any one time.