Top award for East Malling homes

Independent housebuilder Dandara’s ‘The Sweetings’ in Kent has won the prestigious Premier Guarantee Development of the Year Excellence Award for the South of England.

Winning the title puts the East Malling residential development in the top 1% of sites inspected by the leading UK warranty and building control provider.

It’s no wonder that Dandara South East site manager Robert Reardon is smiling – it’s the third and biggest award from Premier Guarantee for The Sweetings in less than a year.

The site has already scooped two Site Quality Awards from Premier Guarantee with judges calling it ‘an excellent, well run site’ and praising the standard of site management, workmanship, health and safety, site tidiness and general co-operation. The Excellence Award is for developments of 101+ homes.

Located in the heart of East Malling and just six miles from Maidstone, The Sweetings offers a range of three, four and five bedroom homes with current prices from £439,000.

Reardon commented: “None of us can stop grinning this week. We were so pleased when we found out we had won a second Quality Recognition Award and we just couldn’t believe it when we heard that we had been given the top Excellence Award as well.

“Every member of the team works so hard to deliver quality homes that buyers love. We won’t be resting on our laurels though, if anything it has spurred us on to keep raising the bar and bringing truly exceptional properties to the market.”

Premier Guarantee’s Key National Director (South) Rachel Bryant said: “The entire team behind The Sweetings should be proud of their work. Dandara are dedicated to their customers from start to finish and The Sweetings is a true embodiment of this ethos. I am delighted that this site is being recognised with an Excellence Award to sit alongside the Quality Recognition Award from last year.

 “A huge well done to David Garrett, Alex McEwan, Ryan Hughes and Scott Hannah to name just a few from this outstanding team.”

In further good news for the housebuilder, The Sweetings was also shortlisted for the Residential Development of the Year title at the South East Property Awards.

Scott Hannah, Construction Manager for Dandara South East, said: “The construction and sales teams in East Malling are truly exemplary and I believe are not only setting the standard for Dandara but for the entire industry in the South East.

“The Sweetings has been one of our fastest selling sites with nearly 90% of homes now sold, as buyers say they love the quality of properties on offer, the incredible location and the strong community spirit in the village.”

Offering the best of both worlds, the development is surrounded by beautiful countryside but is just a short distance from the amenities of the village, including a convenience store, pub and park, along with an award-winning fish and chip shop.

At the nearby town of Maidstone, residents can benefit from a wide array of independent cafes and restaurants, as well as popular high street shops. Perfect for families, the area has plenty of Ofsted rated Good schools. Residents at The Sweetings benefit from its excellent transport links by rail and road, with East Malling train station just 0.4 miles away and the M20 motorway a short five minute drive. Find out more