Two Martin Arnold schemes shortlisted at the Constructing Excellence SECBE Awards 2024

Two Martin Arnold schemes shortlisted at the Constructing Excellence SECBE Awards 2024

We are thrilled to announce that two of our schemes, the Regeneration of the Friary Park Estate in Acton (left) and Gary Court in Croydon (right), have been shortlisted for awards at the Constructing Excellence SECBE Awards 2024. Friary Park has been shortlisted in the ‘Integrative and Collaborative Working’ category and Gary Court has been shortlisted in the ‘Residential Project of the Year’ category.

Martin Arnold are appointed as Employer’s Agent and Joint Venture Supervisor on the Friary Park Estate Regeneration, a development being delivered by a Joint Venture between housing association Peabody and private developer Mount Anvil. Once completed, this multi-phase project will deliver 1,228 tenure-blind properties, a large percentage of which will be affordable, in a dynamic and well-connected area of West London through a mixture of flat blocks. Our team have worked closely with the joint venture partners, facilitating an atmosphere of collaboration and transparency which has been achieved through an Open Book Protocol with respect to costs, regular delivery team meetings to monitor KPIs and viability goals, lessons learned workshops and monthly board meetings.

Gary Court is a residential building containing 150 homes, set over 9 storeys. Our team were appointed by Hyde Housing as Contract Administrator and Clerk of Works to ensure the removal of all combustible cladding and its replacement with materials of limited or no combustibility, all whilst residents remained in situ. The scheme is an exemplar cladding remediation project and has contributed to tackling the recladding crisis which has faced many homeowners following the Grenfell Tragedy. Gary Court has also secured an A1 EWS1 rating, the highest fire safety rating for remediation work.

We look forward to the winners being announced in June.