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Case Study 071 - Committing to high standards

071 - Regent’s Square, Grappenhall

This award-winning scheme at Regent’s Square comprises apartments and three-storey detached, semi-detached and terrace houses which include feature buildings, focal points and node points. With stone and brick exterior walls featuring exceptional detailing and a traditional style that includes traditional sash style windows, this development demanded a high commitment to quality.

Miller Homes delivered the homes under building licence, thereby providing English Partnerships (now the Homes and Communities Agency) with the certainty that the required standards would be met. Miller Homes were able to execute the project vision through effective supervision and highly skilled workforce.

‘An essential starting point is the supervision on site’, says Sue Warwick, Managing Director for Miller Homes. At Regent’s Square, that standard was set by Bill Hughes, Site Manager.

It was whilst supervising the build on this development that Bill won his hat-trick of Supreme Pride in the Job awards. ‘This supports the complementary component in delivering quality: our highly trained craftsmen. We believe our success is solely attributed to the excellence of our people and so invest heavily in training.

‘We have been innovators in developing training schemes. Every member of staff is offered the support to progress: indeed it is expected. So our team can produce the incredible quality that our developments are known for.’

‘It is the combination of award-winning design, superb supervision and ongoing investment in training that makes the quality of Regent’s Square possible,’ concludes Sue.

Other Information

  • Location: Warrington
  • Project Team: Key partners: English Partnerships Developer: Miller Homes NW Ltd Masterplanner: TEP, Genesis Centre, Birchwood Architect: PWL Architects
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UDC2 Section - From Vision to Reality 


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