Double awards joy for Bernicia in-house build team

It’s a double awards success for our in-house build team, scooping its second top construction award in the space of just eight months.

Bernicia project manager Rod Hutchinson and site manager Ian Marshall are pictured with their latest accolade from LABC Warranty, a second prestigious ‘The Bricks Site Recognition Award’ for high standards of construction and site management at our Castle Square development in Backworth, North Tyneside.

Late last year, the quality of construction and site management at Castle Square saw the team land its first ‘The Bricks’ award.

Castle Square is on a shortlist of winners across England and Wales to scoop awards in June, which also recognises health and safety and general site 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 in 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, 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 and standard of workmanship are nominated for a Site Recognition Award.

Simon Grylls, Bernicia Head of Construction Services, said: “We’re delighted to receive our second The Bricks Site Recognition Award from LABC Warranty. I’m especially pleased for our team working on the site as this latest reward is a recognition of their hard work, professionalism and expertise.”

The Castle Square development will deliver 32 new homes for affordable rent and shared ownership.

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.”