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Cardiff homebuilder strikes Gold again in RoSPA safety awards

Cardiff-based partnership homes developer Lovell has struck Gold in the RoSPA Health and Safety awards, the longest-running industry awards scheme in the UK.

Steve Brown regional health safety and environmental manager at Lovell Homes pictured with the RoSPA Award

The leading developer’s South Wales and South West region has been handed the prestigious award in recognition of its practices and achievements in helping its employees and public to stay safe at its developments and offices.

Lovell has built more than 110 homes across South Wales and the South West so far this year and is expected to complete work on an estimated total of 320 homes this year.

The Mill development in Canton, Cardiff

James Duffett, regional managing director at Lovell South Wales and South West said: “We are delighted to have been chosen by RoSPA for a Gold Award in recognition of our strong health and safety practices and record.

“At Lovell safety is extremely important to us and we put it at the forefront of all our activities with everyone working to achieve the highest possible standards. I’m very proud to see this officially recognised by leading safety organisation RoSPA.”

Julia Small, RoSPA’s head of qualifications, awards and events, said: “The RoSPA Awards have become the key fixture in the health and safety calendar with new sponsors and new awards this year including the Leisure Safety Awards, the Safe@Work Safe@Home Award and the Inspiration Awards. Highly-respected, with almost 2,000 entrants every year, RoSPA award winners benefit from the wide-ranging rewards of improved sector reputation.”

Current Lovell projects in South Wales include The Mill, Canton, which has established a new urban village in West Cardiff. Its 800 homes will comprise 358 homes for open market sale by Lovell and 442 homes for rent which will be managed by Cadwyn Housing Association for Tirion Homes. The scheme, which is being developed by Tirion in partnership with Lovell, is supported by the Welsh Government and received financial backing from the Principality Building Society.

Works are progressing well on £25 million development, Ymyl Yr Afon, which will create 153 new homes at a former colliery site near Merthyr Tydfil. The old Merthyr Vale Colliery will be transformed with 110 homes for open market sale by Lovell as well as 43 affordable houses and apartments which will be available through Merthyr Tydfil Housing Association.

Among other projects is Oakfield Grange in Cwmbran, which is a £13.6 million development of 55 houses for open market sale and 23 affordable rented homes on the former site of Llantarnam Community Primary School. The affordable properties are being developed in partnership with Bron Afon Community Housing.

Golwg Y Bryn - CGI of Lovell Homes' Golwg Y Bryn development in Ebbw Vale

Construction has also just begun on Golwg Y Bryn. The £16.8 million housing development in Ebbw Vale is in partnership with Melin Homes, Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council and the Welsh Government. The development will deliver 70 homes for sale alongside 30 affordable homes, comprising social rent and low-cost home ownership.

In the South West, Lovell are currently working on Keeper’s Gate, a £15 million development of 50 new homes, in partnership with Live West, which is close to the North Somerset coast at Weston-super-Mare, with views of the Bristol Channel. The leading developer has also recently acquired land off Woodside Avenue in Weston-super-Mare, where it plans to build 130 new two, three and four-bedroom homes.

For more information about the RoSPA Awards visit www.rospa.com/awar