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Hampshire developer named 'Developer of the Year' at Excellence Awards

Published date: June 2023

Hampshire-based Bargate Homes have been named Developer of the Year in Premier Guarantee’s 2023 Excellence Awards.


The annual awards celebrate the highest quality of standards on developments up and down the UK with the winners sitting in the top 1% of all Premier Guarantee sites.


Bargate also scooped Development of the Year in the 51-100 unit category for their Rivercross site in Hampshire at the mouth of the River Hamble.


Rivercross features 76 homes including affordable housing across a mix of one-bedroom apartments and two, three and four-bedroom homes.


"We are thrilled to have been awarded both of these national accolades.
It is brilliant to receive recognition in these prestigious industry awards."


Excellence Award winners are drawn from the Premier Guarantee’s monthly Quality Recognition Awards where developers are scored by surveyors for the quality of site management and safety, communication, and workmanship.


Ged Duffey, Bargate’s Business Development Manager at Premier Guarantee, praised Bargate for going the extra mile to ensure the best for their customers.


"Bargate Homes’ guiding principle is ‘to do the right thing and delight the buyers of their individual homes'", he said. "They are doing this and more. So much about what they do is about achieving that little bit extra for homebuyers. It's what sets Bargate apart."


"As a client, they are perfect. Organised, patient and proactive. You ask and they deliver. On site, they deliver consistent excellence. In February alone they received three individual Quality Recognition Awards for three separate sites. To maintain that level of consistency across different sites, with different site managers, is a reflection of their principles."


Managing Director at Bargate, Mark White, spoke of his delight at receiving the award.


He said: "We are thrilled to have been awarded both of these national accolades. It is brilliant to receive recognition in these prestigious industry awards, and it's especially pleasing that the judging criteria recognises our development, construction, and marketing processes."


"Rivercross is our flagship scheme, due to its scale and incredible coastal location, where the River Hamble meets The Solent. It is an exemplary site – delivering 352 energy-efficient homes – which the Bargate team is working incredibly hard to deliver."


"Our homes are built and finished to an exceptional quality. While the housebuilding industry is dealing with continual change, we are proud of our ‘customer first’ approach and ethos, which the whole company stands and works for. This is reflected in our recent achievement of a 94% approval rating for Customer Satisfaction from In-House Research."


Other Premier Guarantee Excellence Award winners include:


  • Hadrian Healthcare (Skipton)’s Sackville Street Site in North Yorkshire (in the Commercial’ category)
  • Wynyard Homes’ Copperfield Park in Middleton Tyas in North Yorkshire (11-50 units)

  • Amethyst Homes’ Regent Park in Consett, County Durham (101+ units North)

  • Dandara’s The Sweetings in East Malling, Kent (101+ units South)

  • MCI Developments’ West Bridgewater Street site in Leigh, Greater Manchester (Social Housing)

  • Berkeley Homes’ Horlicks Quarter in Slough, Berkshire (Major Projects)



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Every care was taken to ensure the information in this article was correct at the time of publication (June 2023). Guidance provided does not replace the reader’s professional judgement and any construction project should comply with the relevant Building Regulations or applicable technical standards. For the most up to date Premier Guarantee technical guidance please refer to your Risk Management Surveyor and the latest version of the Premier Guarantee Technical Manual.