Walton court gardens

A site manager for award-winning housebuilder Crest Nicholson has won a top national award for excellence for his work at the Walton Court Gardens development in Surrey. Jerome Peterson was named as one of the Pride in the Job Quality Award winning site managers for 2021 by the National House Building Council.


Now in its fourth decade, the Pride in the Job award is the most highly regarded competition in the housebuilding industry and is the most prestigious accolade a site manager can achieve. From a field of more than 11,000, it seeks to recognise those who have achieved the very highest standards in housebuilding across the UK. Judging takes around 18 months to complete while each site manager is assessed across six key areas including consistency, attention to detail, and technical expertise.


Jerome Peterson, Crest Nicholson Site Manager for Walton Court Gardens, comments: “It feels amazing to have won the prestigious NHBC Pride in the Job award, especially as Walton Court Gardens is my first site as a site manager. I have been a part of an award-winning site in the last two years for Crest Nicholson, so to have received my own award this year seems unreal. Crest Nicholson has supported me since I enrolled on its Site Management Academy, and I’m so glad I could return the favour with this recognition from the NHBC.” 


Eileen Guihen, Sales and Marketing Director at Crest Nicholson South, comments: “This award is not only a testament to Jerome and his hard work, but the calibre of quality among Crest Nicholson developments. Our site managers have never been so important in ensuring the delivery of high quality new homes for their customers, while homebuyers can rest assured that they are receiving the very highest standard.”


The Quality Award winners will go on to compete for the Seal of Excellence and Regional Awards in the autumn, with the national Supreme Award winners unveiled in January.


Walton Court Gardens was designed to celebrate the site’s history as the former Birds Eye Headquarters. The central building is Grade II heritage listed while an impressive sculpture, Leading Bird, which was designed by John McCarthy in 1960, has been reinstalled onsite. Located in the picturesque riverside town of Walton-on-Thames, the modern and thriving development offers one, two and three bedroom apartments, ideal for young professionals and first time buyers. Each home has been finished to the highest specifications, with stylish, fully integrated, and contemporary fixtures throughout.


Prices for a one bedroom apartment start from £329,950, £439,950 for a two bedroom and £624,950 for a three bedroom. The Government-backed Help to Buy: Equity Loan scheme is available on select properties, as well as SmoothMove and Part Exchange. For more information on the development, please call 01932 282 640 or visit https://www.crestnicholson.com/developments/surrey/walton-court-gardens