Larkfleet restarts construction in line with government guidelines
02 June 2020
Regional housebuilder Larkfleet Homes has reopened some of its construction sites and show homes in England after reviewing its safety measures in line with the latest government advice.
Larkfleet Homes has developed a new set of site protocols for staff, contractors and suppliers to ensure its construction sites and sales suites are safe and comply with strict social distancing rules.
Additionally, the home builder is providing hand sanitiser at site booking in points. It has also introduced staggered start and finish times between contractors, as well as staggered break times.
Lincolnshire and Rutland
The sites that the Lincolnshire-based builder have reopened across Lincolnshire and Rutland include Deeping Meadow in Market Deeping, and Farriers Reach in Oakham, Pinchbeck Fields near Spalding, Boston Gate in Boston and Nettleham Chase near Nettleham.
The sales suites have reopened at Deeping Meadow and Farriers Reach, with social distancing rules being strictly adhered to.
Construction is underway again at Willow Heights in Witheridge, 10 miles east of Tiverton in North Devon and Quantock View in Cotford St Luke, five miles north west of Taunton in Somerset.
The sales centres at both developments have also reopened, by appointment only, for the protection of staff and visitors.
The sites that the Lincolnshire-based builder has reopened in Northamptonshire are Gretton Valley in Weldon, near Corby, Priors Hill Park, in Corby and Oakley Rise in Corby.
The sales centres at all three of these sites have also reopened, again by appointment only.
The sites that the Bourne-based builder has reopened in Cambridgeshire include Whittlesey Green near Whittlesey. Visits to the sales office are by appointment only to ensure the safety of staff and visitors.
Work has also recommenced at Thorney Meadows in Thorney, eight miles east of Peterborough. The sales office has also reopened, again by appointment only.
Larkfleet Homes is trialling the reopening of some show homes, at Deeping Meadows and Whittlesey Green. Perspex screens have been installed to protect both staff and visitors, and social distancing requirements will be maintained at all times.
Karl Hick, the chief executive of Larkfleet Homes, said: “To ensure the safety of our staff, contractors and potential home buyers, we are insisting that all construction site workers must sign and accept our Covid Secure health and safety guidelines. Our new guidelines are fully compliant with government public health guidance and are being strictly enforced by site managers.
“We have continued to receive enquiries throughout the lockdown and believe it is vital to get construction sites working again. This is not only to satisfy pent-up demand but to help kickstart the UK economy as a whole.”