Project manager scoops award for quarry housing development

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Ian Cunnane of Anderson
Ian Cunnane of Anderson

A project manager has scooped a prestigious award after heading up an innovative housing development breathing new life into a disused quarry.

Ian Cunnane, who has worked for Chelmsford-based Anderson for the last 14 years, has been recognised with a Pride in the Job award from the National House Building Council (NHBC) for his work managing the firm’s flagship Quarry development in Erith, South London.

He was selected from more than 11,000 entries for the outstanding standards on the site and the quality of the construction.

The ambitious building project includes more than 600 new homes, a state-of-the-art primary school for 630 children and a 12-acre ecology park, with more than 35% of the development being dedicated as public open space.

Ian thanked his team for their hard work on the project. He said: “We’re just getting on with the job down at Erith even through this difficult period.

“This award could not have been achieved without the excellent support and assistance of my team.

“We’ve all worked very hard to get to this point and that shows in what’s being delivered.”

The Pride in the Job Award, now in its 40th year, is one of the most respected accolades in the construction industry, with winning site managers being able to demonstrate incredible dedication and commitment to providing exceptionally built homes.

The Erith Quarry development has already won numerous industry prizes, including the Regeneration Project of the Year awards at the London Construction Awards.

Sean Emmett, Group Development Director at Anderson, said Ian thoroughly deserved to be recognised for his superb work managing the project.

He said: “All of us at Anderson are incredibly proud of Ian’s achievement.

“Ian’s calm and considered leadership style, and his ongoing commitment to excellence, are great examples of what drives our company forward.

“Well done, Ian. You deserve it.”

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