Persimmon Homes East Scotland development in running for national award
26 July 2021
The construction team at our Kings Cove development in Edinburgh is among the first to be recognised as a regional winner in our national construction excellence awards scheme.
The Kings Cove development is one of 31 across England, Scotland and Wales shortlisted in the Persimmon Homes Construction Excellence Awards launched this year.
Neil Parry, managing director of Persimmon Homes East Scotland, 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. Kings Cove project manager Gareth Lewis, assistant site manager Keith Ritchie and the independent quality controller Gerhard Van Zyl are committed to delivering on quality and care.”
The development, located just over five miles from the centre of Edinburgh in South Gilmerton, will transform the former farmland site. It will feature a comprehensive range of 293 two, three, four and five-bedroom new homes.
Group construction director Andrew Fuller said: “Over the past two years 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.
For more information on Persimmon Homes East Scotland visit our website.