Bringing an award-winning development to life
In 2017, the Highwood Group engaged Mackoy to undertake groundworks for 120 new residential plots, along with all site roads, for the first in a series of phases for its latest development project in Eastleigh; North Stoneham Park.
Set in a historic 120-acre deer park on North Stoneham Lane, the site dates back to Saxon origins, and although it's not the biggest contract our operatives have undertaken, the plot is the biggest we've worked on to date. In fact, in July, North Stoneham Park and The Highwood Group were honoured with the Development of the Year (Large Residential) award in the 2018 South Coast Property Awards.
Acknowledging our team's work on site
Highwood Group Lane & Sales Director Simon Beech has since expressed thanks to the many teams whose work at North Stoneham Park contributed to the site securing the prestigious property gong. Calling the development "one of the South Coast's most iconic property developments in many years." While also championing the pool of professionals whose workmanship has ensured the Park's ethos remains intact.
The 120 residential units Mackoy are providing essential groundworks for as part of this first phase include 1 bedroom flats, together with 2,3,4 and 5 bed houses, a mix of semi-detached and detached plots. With our operatives not only digging the foundations for each building, but also creating the trenches for live underground services to be connected to the new homes.
A first for Mackoy and The Highwood Group
The contract is the first we've been awarded by The Highwood Group and along with houses, flats and the road network on site our team have also been installing pavilions and football pitches too. Helping to create the communal recreational spaces that makeup a key element of Highwood's vision for North Stoneham Park while simultaneously showcasing a range of our groundworks capabilities too.
In fact our North Stoneham Park Site Manager Sam Bowers, whose responsibility it is to oversee our groundworkers on site day-to-day, has done an excellent job ensuring works are completed to quality controls in line with client site drawings. A sentiment which was similarly shared by Highwood and resulted in Sam winning Mackoy Site Manager of the Month in March 2018.