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Housing developer with sites in Newham named best in the UK

PUBLISHED: 11:01 23 July 2018 | UPDATED: 11:01 23 July 2018

The Galliford Try Partnerships team receiving their award. Picture: Construction News

The Galliford Try Partnerships team receiving their award. Picture: Construction News

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A housing developer in Newham has been named the best in the UK.

Galliford Try Partnerships has offices in Stratford, oversees the Great Eastern Quays development in the Royal Docks and runs the Brunel Street Works in Canning Town. It was awarded Best Residential Developer in the Construction News awards at a ceremony in Mayfair.

Judges noted the diversity of Galliford’s workforce, which places emphasis on recruiting more women and ethnic minorities into the industry. They also applauded the developer’s work in addressing skills shortages in the construction industry, by creating an academy which offers work placements and apprenticeships.

Since the academy opened, three people have been given full-time jobs and 27 work placements have been offered.

Galliford’s Brunel Street Works development off Silvertown Way will see 975 homes built, 35 per cent of which will be affordable, and it has already seen 350 homes built at the Great Eastern Quays development in the Royal Docks.

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