BE PROUD: Great Eastern Quays site in East London crowned ‘Quality Award’ winner

For the second year in a row, Vistry Partnerships’ Great Eastern Quays site in east London has achieved the enviable NHBC ‘Pride in The Job Award’ beating off stiff competition from across the London region.

Winning sites are chosen for their ‘excellent standards demonstrated on site’ and the ‘quality of construction they are managing’.

This year marks the 40th anniversary for the NHBC Pride in the Job Awards, which sees around 11,000 eligible applicants at the start of the competition from across the UK, with just 450 selected as winners.

Led by Partnerships London’s Project Manager, Simon Murphy, Great Eastern Quays Phase 2 will create 468 new high quality mixed tenure homes and 2,200m2 of retail and leisure space for Notting Hill Genesis.

Ray Toft, Managing Director for VP London said: “I would like to congratulate Simon and his fantastic team at our Great Eastern Quays site for achieving the ‘Pride in the Job Award. The level of quality workmanship, commitment and collaboration is obvious on this scheme and they really deserve to gain award-winning recognition for their efforts.

I would like to highlight that in addition to their efforts over the last year, within just weeks into Covid 19 lockdown our client Notting Hill Genesis requested that the site team rapidly completed 57 partially completed homes to go with 145 homes which the GLA were requesting as possible key worker accommodation for NHS staff at the new Excel Nightingale Hospital, also located along the Royal Docks.

The site team remobilised their supply chain to complete these units, providing amended delivery strategies and procedures that complied with Public Health restrictions on social distancing including a strict 2 metre rule along with working within the Government and Construction Leadership Council guidance.

A range of activities were completed within the two-week period stipulated by our client, including; brickwork, waterproofing, rain screen cladding, balcony finishes and internal works. The works were completed on time and have been signed off by Building Control and NHBC, in fact the project team handed Block-U five days earlier than planned to our client! A great effort by our staff and those associated consultants and sub-contractors also, who have all worked tirelessly to ensure that we met with our client’s expectations and which has ultimately led to the site achieving an industry award.”

Ordinarily, Quality Award winners would be invited to attend the ‘Regional Pride in the Job Awards’ event in the Autumn when the NHBC announce the next stage of the awards the ‘Seals of Excellence and Regional Awards’ in each category. However, due to the current COVID-19 situation, unfortunately these live events will not run this year and the NHBC are currently