Springbourne Homes has suspended work at its Hornsey Rise development near Market Bosworth to protect staff and workers against the threat of coronavirus.
Chairman Adrian Burr acted decisively to halt work on the construction of 19 luxury homes at the Bosworth Road site in Wellsborough despite construction firms being exempt from the Prime Minister’s national lockdown.
The Springbourne boss said: “As soon as I watched the Prime Minister’s broadcast to the nation on Monday (March 23rd), I knew I needed to act for the good of my staff, my sub-contractors, my suppliers and for the wider community.
“We could have carried on working but, in these unprecedented times, I felt it would be socially irresponsible to do so and we therefore closed the site the following day.
“I was not prepared to take any risks with the safety of my team, some of whom have been with me for more than 20 years, as I know how difficult it is to maintain a two metre separation between workers on a busy, building site.
“Part of me is frustrated because this is an exceptional site which will be the pinnacle of more than 25 years of building in the area.
“Work on phase one of the development has been going very well and we were close to opening a show home and putting the first ten homes up for sale.
“However, in times like these, priorities must come before profit and the most important thing now is for us all to act responsibly to defeat this virus and get back to normality as soon as we can.”
Burr is unsure when he’ll be able to recommence work on the construction of 19 luxury homes on the idyllic 10 acre site at Bosworth Road, Wellsborough, which nestles within a stunning landscape on the Warwickshire-Leicestershire border.
It was the former site for the Hornsey Rise Care Home which has now been totally demolished to clear the way for the highly-anticipated, bespoke homes.