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Birmingham housing developer’s superb safety record secures President’s Award from national charity RoSPA

Halesowen-based housing developer Lovell has received the President’s Award from national safety charity RoSPA (the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) in recognition of its excellent health and safety record over the past decade.

The accolade in the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards 2016 – celebrating their 60th anniversary this year – marks Lovell’s achievement of 10 consecutive RoSPA Gold awards in the Midlands.

It recognises the company’s commitment to maintaining the strictest safety standards and rigorous safety management systems at its construction sites and offices across the region. Lovell is based locally at the Woodgate Business Park, Halesowen.

Julia Small, RoSPA’s head of awards and events, says: “To win an award at such a highly-regarded event as the RoSPA Awards, is a great achievement for our winners. It recognises their commitment to maintaining an excellent health and safety record and raises the bar for other organisations to aspire to. We offer them our congratulations.”

Lovell regional director Steve Davis says: “This award from RoSPA recognises the company’s continuing commitment to the health and safety of our workforce and of the people and communities in the areas where work. Creating and maintaining safe working environments is of the utmost importance. The President’s Award highlights that commitment and the expertise, professionalism and hard work of our teams and subcontractors which goes into maintaining the highest health and safety standards on all our projects.”

Lovell is delivering a number of high-profile housing schemes in Birmingham, including an £18 million project with Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust; work is about to commence on the scheme which will create 166 new homes in Perry Common. Lovell is also building 50 homes for rent for Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust at Wyrley Birch, Birmingham, through a £5 million design and build contract. This month, Lovell is launching the latest homes at its popular Harvills Grange development in West Bromwich, a £7 million scheme which has created new two-, three- and four-bedroom homes for the town.

The region is also working with Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council, delivering a £1.5 million double glazing replacement programme for local council homes, as well as a separate £2.5 million project to refurbish the Nelson House tower block in Tipton. In addition, Lovell is undertaking a large-scale kitchen and bathroom replacement programme for housing and care provider Midland Heart and a major programme of housing refurbishment work for Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council.

Other projects in the region include a £40 million design and build scheme to create 134 homes in Telford for Telford and Wrekin Council while in Shrewsbury, Lovell is building 77 homes for open market sale and a 69-home extra care housing scheme for Wrekin Housing Trust. The company continues to work on long-term housing refurbishment programmes for Cannock Chase District Council, Warwick District Council and Northampton Partnership Homes.