Work on Springbourne Homes’ luxury Hornsey Rise development of new homes in Leicestershire has resumed after Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged construction firms to return to work.
The award-winning company had closed the prestigious site, near Market Bosworth, seven weeks ago when the Prime Minister ordered a nationwide lockdown because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Now they’re back constructing 19 luxury homes at the idyllic ten acre location in Wellsborough, but with a strict set of new safety measures in place to protect staff, sub-contractors and suppliers.
Springbourne’s chief executive Lee Harris emphasised the importance of those new guidelines in a 7 am meeting with everyone on the site, before work was allowed to recommence this week.
Harris explained: “We carefully assembled everyone at the development, making sure there was two metres social distancing between us, and I outlined the new rules and guidelines we were now putting in place.
“In the face of the Coronavirus pandemic it is clear we have to learn new ways of working, movement, logistics and process.
“Rules will be fluid and process will be defined by experience as we find and develop innovative ways to keep us all safe.”
At the meeting, the Springbourne boss insisted that everyone’s safety was paramount and that there would be no compromises in protecting them from Coronavirus.
He added: “The underlying tone was to thank our team for returning safely and also how we must work together to protect each other, all our families and the site.
“That will be achieved by building trust in the total wellbeing of our team and our connected network. That is our top priority. Nothing is more important than everyone’s health and safety.”
One advantage for Springbourne Homes is that the Hornsey Rise development, in Bosworth Road, Wellsborough, is in a rural location, surrounded by fields on the outskirts of Market Bosworth, so the wider problems of operating in the heart of a city or town do not apply.
However, Harris says the firm will still be taking no chances as the Springbourne team work to transform the site of the former Hornsey Rise Care Home into a highly-anticipated, collection of bespoke homes.