Clon Dara and Birch Hill in Derry/Londonderry are two developments by the Braidwater Group and have just this week been shortlisted for the Construction Excellence Awards.

Organised by the Construction Employers Federation, the Construction Excellence Awards are the leading awards event in the Northern Ireland calendar. 

Clon Dara by BW Social Affordable Housing, has been successfully shortlisted for the Social Housing Award whilst Birch Hill by Braidwater Homes, has successfully been shortlisted for the Private Housing Award.

Clon Dara in Skeoge on a bright sunny day.

Clon Dara
Recently completed, Clon Dara is a design and build project consisting of 144 homes comprising detached, semi-detached homes and apartments, as well as a retail unit, community Hub and playpark.

Conceived as a high-quality sustainable development within a much wider housing zone, Clon Dara represents a scheme of diverse housing tenure that aims to create a real sense of place.

Birch Hill
Birch Hill has been one of the most popular new developments in Derry-Londonderry in recent years, winning multiple NHBC awards and successfully selling all 217 homes, which range from 2 bed bungalows to 4 bed detached.

In November 2019, site foreman Brian O’Kane & the team scooped the NHBC Regional Award for a medium-sized builder and was recognised as the best site foreman in Northern Ireland, when also collecting the NHBC Quality (2nd year) and Seal of Excellence awards.

In 2020, Brian O’Kane collected his team’s third consecutive quality award in recognition of his excellent onsite management at Birch Hill. 

Darren Farnan, marketing manager of the Braidwater Group, said: 

‘’We’re delighted as we’ve two developments shortlisted for the awards this year. This is once again acknowledgement to the huge effort from the team on the ground, the sub contractors and all in the office for their approach to maintaining the high standards set by the Group.’’

The CEF awards showcase the best of the construction industry in Northern Ireland while celebrating the industry’s achievements. The winners will be announced at a virtual event on the 7th October.

Based in Eglinton and in operation for over 40 years, The Braidwater Group consists of three divisions: Braidwater Homes (private house building); BW Social Affordable Housing (social and affordable house building) and Braidwater Residences (private rented sector).