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Twenty is plenty for Mactaggart & Mickel Homes’ site manager

Stuart win

From right: Malcolm MacLeod, NHBC’s director Scotland, Stuart Gillespie and Sir Muir Russell KCB FRSE, chairman of NHBC’s Scottish Committee

Mactaggart & Mickel Homes site manager Stuart Gillespie collected his 20th NHBC Pride in the Job award as he received the Seal of Excellence and scooped the Regional Award in the Medium Housebuilder category at this year’s Pride in the Job awards.

Known as the ‘oscars’ of the housebuilding industry, the Pride in the Job Awards, which took place earlier this month at the Glasgow Hilton Hotel, recognise exemplary commitment to building new homes of outstanding quality – something which Stuart has a great deal of experience in.

Stuart took home the award for his work on the Greenan Views development in Doonfoot, South Ayrshire. The development comprises a total of 97 homes in two phases; the most recent phase, “The Design Collection” offers a brand new range of detached and semi-detached house styles.

Stuart and his site team at Greenan Views were rigorously assessed by NHBC judges and scored on a variety of aspects including the quality of build as well as the overall organisation and management of the site.

Commenting on his win, Stuart said: “It’s great to get recognition from our industry peers for the effort put in on site every day. I work with a brilliant team, every one of whom is committed to producing work of the highest quality.  We strive to improve our performance each year and it’s gratifying to have our hard work rewarded in this way.”

Ed Monaghan, chief executive of Mactaggart & Mickel Group, said: “These awards are testament to the fantastic work carried out by Stuart and his team. As a company we are renowned for the quality of our homes and this would not be possible without the hard work of our site teams at every development.

“The fact that this marks Stuart’s 20th career award highlights his exemplary leadership in ensuring these standards are maintained.”

Stuart will now attend the NHBC Supreme Awards Lunch in London in January 2015 to compete against other regional winners from across the country.

Since joining Mactaggart & Mickel Homes as an apprentice joiner 24 years ago, Stuart has worked his way up through the ranks to site manager showing a real commitment to the company.

200 new homes planned for Athletes’ Village site

Plans will be lodged next week for the second phase of housing at the Athletes’ Village, in Glasgow which could see a further 200 new homes built at the site, according to the Evening Times.
A school and shops are also planned, with work due to start next year.
Developer City Legacy intends to lodge a formal notice with city planners saying it wants to press ahead with the next phase of the development.
The first phase involved 300 flats and houses for sale and 400 for social rented housing.
It had been thought it could be years before work started on the second tranche of housing. But the first homes proved so popular with buyers that they were snapped up much quicker than expected.
City Legacy is a consortium of Glasgow firms CCGCrudenMactaggart & Mickel and WH Malcolm.
The new development, on vacant land within the existing Village site, will also include new roads, landscaping and outdoor space.
Speaking on behalf of City Legacy, Calum Murray, managing director of CCG Homes, said: “The interest in The Village before, during and after the Commonwealth Games has been overwhelming and that’s why we have taken to decision to build more homes on the site.”
The decision was welcomed by Calton councillor George Redmond who said it was a vote of confidence in the area.
He added: “This shows Dalmarnock is a place people want to live.”
Archie Graham, the council’s Games spokesman, said: “The Athletes’ Village has already proven to be a great success.
“The application to build new homes no doubt reflects the confidence developers have in Dalmarnock as an area in which to live, work and invest.”