Blog: Project of the Year under £10m SECBE Awards 2019 finalist - Kirkfield House

03 May 2019

sponsored by Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield

Kirkfield House - submitted by Golden Houses Developments

Golden Houses Developments demonstrated on the Kirkfield House project that even the biggest failure (lack of electricity on the first phase or brick on long lead) can be turned into a victory with the right teamwork. 

They promote creative thinking and problem solving without any ‘blame game’, where design and contractor’s team members enjoy the collaboration and are proud of the results.

Reduced wastage culture - through better planning of ordered materials and use of left-overs and recycling materials from other sites. The use of bio-mass boilers in the Joinery Factory resulted in 0% wood disposal on this site. Overall reduction in the skip usage was 23%.

‘Factory Assembly Line’ approach, inspired by GHD’s Joinery factory, has brought incredible results:

  • 38% gross profit margin on the project
  • Fast programme 4 months earlier delivery
  • Very good quality product delivered with 28 points on snagging list on entire building
  • High level of order and discipline and resulted in 97% job satisfaction rate.
  • Quality control: with a high level of self-responsibility, accountability grew as the job sheet documented who was performing each task.
  • A very good H&S rating (90-95%).


  • ‘Factory assembly strategy’ led to 95% H&S rating and 97% team satisfaction level.
  • 38% gross profit margin on these projects
  • Project delivered ahead of time and on budget or below

For more details:

Visit Golden Houses.

The SECBE 2019 Building Project of the Year under £10m Award is sponsored by Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield.

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