The construction team at a housing development in Penrith is amongst the first to be recognised as a regional winner in a national Construction excellence awards scheme.

Woodberry Heights is one of 31 developments across England, Scotland and Wales shortlisted in the Persimmon Homes Construction Excellence Awards launched this year.

The site is operated by Persimmon’s sister brand, Charles Church.

John Roocroft, managing director of Charles Church Lancashire, said: “We want to celebrate the people who take personal ownership of their work, taking genuine pride in the homes they hand over to our valued customers.”

Woodberry Heights is a collection of five-bedroom luxury homes close to all of Penrith’s facilities and transport links and within easy reach of stunning Lake District countryside.

Every site management team was measured against a rigorous set of criteria and only those that exceed the highest quality standards have been nominated for a Construction Excellence Award.

Group construction director Andrew Fuller said: “Over the past two years, the Persimmon group has undergone a comprehensive review of operations, resulting in the introduction of a national framework for construction and customer care quality which is transforming the business.

The 31 nominated teams will compete to be named top of their division before the overall winners are announced by David Finch of Persimmon.