Saxon Gate scoops top prestigious industry award

The team at Bloor Homes’ Saxon Gate development in Crewe is celebrating a big win at a prestigious housebuilding awards ceremony.

Saxon Gate, located off Parkers Road, picked up the prize for the best large development in the North at the LABC Warranty’s annual awards, The Bricks.

The awards are held to recognise excellence in the housebuilding industry, with developments being judged on a wide range of criteria, from the foundations and overall finish of the homes, to the site management and safety facilities on site.

And Saxon Gate, which will comprise 151 new homes when completed, was named Development of the Year in the North in the 51 units or more category.

Nick Schofield, the Site Manager for Saxon Gate, said: "To win this prize against competition from developments across the north of the country is a huge achievement and we’re obviously delighted to receive this sought-after award from LABC Warranty.

"To receive this recognition from the LABC is a real testament to the great work everyone carries out on site and I’m extremely proud of the entire team at Saxon Gate."

To be shortlisted for The Bricks, a developer first must be registered with the LABC Warranty. A development can only be nominated for an award by an LABC Surveyor and must be more than 50 per cent completed.

Andy Ward, Construction Director for Bloor Homes North West, praised the team at Saxon Gate for their commitment to delivering first-class homes.

He said: "Bloor Homes has built up an enviable reputation for providing excellent homes for its buyers, so it’s fantastic to see Saxon Gate receive such high industry recognition.

"I’d like to congratulate Nick and his team on this great achievement and I’m sure everyone on site will do their best to ensure they defend their crown next year.

"Saxon Gate has proven immensely popular with buyers in Crewe, who have been attracted not only by the quality of the houses we are building here, but also the development’s attractive location and strong sense of community."