Persimmon Homes South West development in running for national award

Mary Youlden
Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted Monday, August 30, 2021 - 4:10pm

The construction team at a housing development in Yeovil is among the first to be recognised as a regional winner in a national construction excellence awards scheme launched by housebuilder Persimmon Homes.

The Agusta Park development is one of 31 across England, Scotland and Wales shortlisted in the Persimmon Homes Construction Excellence Awards launched this year.

Daniel Heathcote, director in charge of Persimmon Homes South West, said: “We want to celebrate the people who take personal ownership of their work, taking genuine pride in the homes they hand over to our valued customers.

“The Agusta Park site manager Darren Pope and assistant Mike Stone, as well as Keith Lovelock the independent quality controller are committed to delivering on quality and care.”

Agusta Park offers a selection of two, three and four-bedroom homes on this stunning new development deigned for modern living. There is also a new primary school, community centre and shops at the heart of the development.

Persimmon has undergone a comprehensive review of operations, resulting in the introduction of ‘The Persimmon Way’ – a national framework for construction and customer care quality which is transforming the business.

“These awards will identify those site teams that have embraced The Persimmon Way and demonstrated initiative and outstanding management skills, encouraging everyone involved on their development to excel.”

Key to the implementation of The Persimmon Way was the appointment of a team of Independent Quality Controllers (IQCs), who assess every single plot under construction at key stages and only allow work to continue if Persimmon’s higher standards have been met.

These IQCs, together with Senior Management and Directors, will consider site management teams across a rigorous set of criteria and only those that exceed the highest quality standards will be nominated for Persimmon’s Construction Excellence Awards.

Each of the 31 nominated teams now compete to be named top of their division before overall gold, silver and bronze winners are announced by Persimmon Group chief executive Dean Finch.

Site teams considered for the Construction Excellence Awards will have demonstrated achievement in areas such as clear communication to tradespeople, inspiring their workforce with a can-do attitude, supporting staff training, proactive liaison with IQCs and warranty providers, build efficiency and quality, ongoing personal training and development, implementing good practice and safety standards and delivering positive customer care and after sales service.

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