Award for Pinfold project

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A COUNCIL house development in North Kesteven has been commended at a regional awards ceremony for the way the developer and local authority worked in partnership.

Newark-area developer Robert Woodhead Ltd received a commendation for the way it worked with North Kesteven District Council in constructing five homes at Pinfold Lane, Ruskington, which were opened six months ago.

The development received a Highly Commended Award under the Committed to Collaborative Working category at the Chartered Institute of Building’s Committed to Construction in the East Midlands Awards.

Woodhead’s business development director Glenn Slater said: “Although the name on the certificate reads Robert Woodhead Ltd, it is clear that we could not have achieved the results without an enlightened client like North Kesteven District Council.”

District council leader Coun Marion Brighton, said: “The attention to detail Woodhead’s so painstakingly employed at Pinfold Lane included the provision of bird and bat boxes, spare light bulbs and tiles, detailed instructions for all fittings and appliances and contact details of the tradespeople who fitted them.

“At every level we enjoyed positive relations with Woodhead’s, from start to finish, and especially appreciated their collaboration with and consideration of the local community.

“They finished on site a month ahead of schedule, delivered first-class results and left a strong legacy not only in the homes they built but the collaborative and pragmatic way they handled every aspect of the project with our officers.”

The Pinfold Lane development saw the construction of five of the 35 homes already built by the council under a £6.2m programme to build 46 new houses to meet local needs.

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