Company background

Morris Homes is one of the country’s largest independently owned house builders. Based in Cheshire, the company has been helping people to buy new homes across the North West, Midlands and South of England for more than 60 years.

The site at Egerton Park won The Bricks Development of the Year award (51-100 units) North in 2020 for the refurbishment of a Grade II listed former factory site and new homes in Altrincham, Cheshire.

 

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Video case study

We spoke to Mark Sherwood, Senior Site Manager from Morris Homes' Egerton Park to find out how our technical expertise and flexible approach helped during each stage of a demanding build.
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“I’m absolutely thrilled to have won this prestigious award. My site team are also thrilled to bits to get recognition for the tremendously hard work everyone has put in. They have realised that they have been a major part of history in bringing back the Linotype building to its former glory.”

Mark Sherwood – Senior Site Manager

 

Describe the biggest challenge you had to overcome in creating Egerton Park?

The development at Egerton Park presented Morris Homes with a unique yet challenging opportunity: could it preserve the landmark Grade II listed Linotype and Machinery factory building yet bring it back into use, and compliment the structure with new-build homes on the factory site?

Imagine the pressure faced by an experienced new-home development site manager facing his first major refurbishment project of a landmark building? What Morris Homes needed was not just technical expertise but partners flexible enough to work with them – rather than against them – during each stage of a demanding build.

The biggest challenge at Egerton Park was walking into the Linotype building for the first time and realising the scale of the project. I thought, “What have I let myself in for?” But in all the years I’ve been site managing I’ve always been up for any challenge. I can honestly say Egerton Park has changed my life and this building will stick in the memory forever.

LABC Warranty in numbers

LABC Warranty is one of the largest providers of structural warranties for new homes and buildings in the UK. Established in 2007, we provide risk management inspection services across England and Wales.

23

billion
worth of reconstruction costs covered since we started in 2007

LABC Warranty has covered £23 billion worth of reconstruction since 2007, and recorded our best ever year in 2021 with £3.2 billion covered.

105000

homes and commercial units completed since 2017

LABC Warranty provides tailored cover for residential, commercial and build-to-rent developments.

12900

copies of our Technical Manual downloaded in 2021

We take pride on being voted No.1 for technical support in independent research (2020). Our Technical Manual aims to guide you on meeting the technical standards required at each stage of construction.