The Bricks Winners 2020

Banbury Rise by Bloor Homes

The overall winners of The Bricks 2020 have been announced.

Find out what it means to win The Bricks - and what it takes to be an award-winning site.

In this article we speak to Rob Gray, Bloor Homes' Site Manager at Banbury Rise, winner of Development of the Year (over 100 units) South.

What does this award mean to you, your team and your business?

The whole team at Banbury Rise are proud to have won. As a business we pride ourselves on delivering customer satisfaction and quality, and to receive this accolade from LABC Warranty is a tribute to the ethos we have in place to achieve this.

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What does winning this award mean to your customers and business partners?

The standards of excellence to win a regional award could not have been achieved without the input of our contractors, and at Banbury Rise we are blessed with a fantastic group of tradesman on site. We must mention our suppliers, who have worked tirelessly to source us materials needed to construct the beautiful homes we build, when demand has never been so high.

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Describe the biggest challenge you had to overcome in creating Banbury Rise?

There are always challenges on a daily basis on any site, but this year has been a particularly different one to say the least.

The onset of the Covid-19 pandemic brought about unprecedented scenarios in basically all areas of the work that we do. We have had to work ourselves into a position whereby we could absorb any problem that was thrown at us by immense forward-thinking and planning in all disciplines.

The fact that we have had a record year with amazing customer satisfaction and feedback is testament to how we have organised ourselves and pushed forward through all of the adversity of this year.

Tell us what about Banbury Rise makes you most proud

We at Banbury Rise are proud of our fantastic customer satisfaction, feedback and ultimately the relationships we have forged with all of our customers.

We can walk through the development with our heads held high knowing that we have given 100% to each and every one of our customers and that’s a great feeling to have as a site manager.

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Development facts and judges' comments

  • Phased development of more than 300 homes near Banbury in Oxfordshire
  • LABC Warranty covering all phases of new and social homes across five orders

“Comment here.”

Daniel Hughes, Technical Partnership Director, MRICS; FCABE, C Build E; Cert CII (Claims)

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