22 June 2018
We’re pleased to report that Mackoy has now started groundworks on the first phase of North Stoneham Park in Eastleigh, and the Mackoy team, as well as our branded plant vehicles, can be seen on site as work at this Highwood Group development gets underway.
Client: Highwood Group.
Site Name: North Stoneham Park.
Site Address: Stoneham Lane, Eastleigh.
Contract Summary: Groundworks & infrastructure for 120 new homes (1,100 in total).
Mackoy have been part of North Stoneham Park from the very beginning, following a successful tender process that saw us awarded the £5.5 million contract to develop 120 new homes as part of this first phase. The contract marks the first time that Mackoy has joined forces with the Highwood Group and as clients go these guys have been a joy to deal with. We only hope the feeling goes both ways.
Located on Stoneham Lane in Eastleigh, Hampshire, North Stoneham Park is a residential development which will eventually deliver 1,100 new homes to the catchment when fully completed. Split between modern 1-bed flats and semi-detached 2, 3, 4 and 5 bed houses, comprising of red and natural brick buildings, some with rendered exteriors, this first phase will see 120 of the total 1,100 new homes built.
Mackoy were selected for our expertise in delivering civil engineering and groundworks services in other similar scale projects, and part of the work we’ve undertaken at North Stoneham Park includes the excavation and development of all connecting roads on the 120-acre plot.
As well as creating the main groundworks infrastructure for this first phase of new homes on site, Mackoy is also lending technical support to Highwood at Stoneham Lane as the project progresses. The scale of which has meant that site drawings are updated on a daily basis, so it’s fair to say our North Stoneham Park Site Managers are being kept very much on their toes, and doing a cracking job ensuring groundworks progress to time and to plan.
The North Stoneham Park development is supported by The Help to Buy scheme in Hampshire, a government initiative that helps low-income households purchase property on the open market and get on the housing ladder. Making the project further rewarding for Mackoy to be part of. In fact, not only are the homes at North Stoneham Park mindfully designed with the latest mod cons and high-quality interiors, each one is also energy efficient and backed by a LABC Building warranty that guarantees it for up to 10 years.
Young families moving to the new development will no doubt be pleased to hear that plans are underway for a North Stoneham Park primary school, which will service the needs, not only, of the onsite community at North Stoneham Park but also the surrounding catchment too. Further boosting the significance of the new housing scheme to the Eastleigh postcode.
In fact, Mike Mayock, Mackoy MD & owner, is hopeful North Stoneham Park will be just the beginning for the Highwood Group and Mackoy Ltd. “North Stoneham Park is one of the biggest housing Schemes in the South, and we’re delighted that Highwood Homes appointed a locally based company to oversee the groundworks on this development in the Hampshire region. The team working on site are doing an amazing job and we couldn’t be prouder of the skill and tenacity our workers are demonstrating in helping this ambitious project to take shape.”
In a similar vein Managing Director for Highwood, Guy Hayward, champions the development for creating a “vibrant new community that’s set among lush green open spaces for everyone to enjoy.” As with all of the new build housing projects we’re part of at Mackoys North Stoneham Park requires a lot of machinery and manpower on site. And we’ve been proud to once again recruit among the local Hampshire catchment to deliver this project. As well as supplying our own Mackoy branded excavators and haulage HGVs from our in-house fleet.
In fact, if you are in the trade and you happen to be on a construction site in Hampshire, Dorset or Sussex, you can always spot a Mackoy owned vehicle or piece of equipment. Each one is branded with our distinctive blue and maroon colours and iconic “m” logo. That’s how you know it’s the real Mackoy! We’re always on the hunt for skilled site foreman, surveyors, engineers, plant operatives and more, living in and around the South Coast where the majority of our civil engineering and groundworks contracts take place. If you’re Hampshire, Dorset or Sussex based (or willing to travel in to these areas day to day) don’t hesitate to get in touch and share your CV with us.
We tender for new housing projects on a weekly basis, and now work with over 300 skilled operatives in the South of England to undetake the groundworks contracts we're awarded by major UK house builders. In fact, we pride ourselves on initiatives that make Mackoy one of the most rewarding civil engineering and groundworks suppliers to work for.
We regularly post new job alerts on Facebook when we’re recruiting, so be sure to follow us if you’re interested in hearing about our latest openings. For more information about the North Stoneham Park development in Eastleigh visit http://www.northstonehampark.co.uk/homes/ or to view other projects Mackoy have been part of (for some of the nation’s leading housing providers) take a look at our Projects page.