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Lovell ‘Highly Commended’ at 2017 Housebuilder Awards

Lovell won praise at the 2017 Housebuilder Awards for its sustainability performance.

The company was ‘Highly Commended’ in the Sustainable Housebuilder of the Year category at this year’s awards. The black-tie ceremony, held at the Intercontinental Hotel The O2 in London, attracted over 500 guests and was hosted by comedian Al Murray. The prestigious commendation highlights Lovell’s achievements across safety, caring for the environment, waste reduction, training and support for local communities.

The Lovell team, with awards host Al Murray on far left, celebrate being ‘Highly Commended’ at the 2017 Housebuilder Awards.

“I’m absolutely delighted that our focus on working with consideration and respect for communities, the environment and our people, has been signalled so clearly by the Housebuilder Awards judges,” says Lovell managing director Jonathan Goring. “With our teams involved in creating new homes and communities across the UK, caring for the world around us by working sustainably is fundamental to what we do.  This covers a broad range of activities, from health and safety and looking after the natural environment to investing in local neighbourhoods and ensuring that all our people have the support needed to keep developing their careers.” Organised by trade magazine Housebuilder and the Homebuilders Federation in partnership with NHBC (the National House-Building Council), the Housebuilder Awards honour those companies demonstrating industry-leading innovation and excellence.

Recent sustainability successes for Lovell include the company has recorded its lowest-ever site accident rate and continuing to make progress in reducing carbon emissions. Lovell has also boosted the average number of training days each employee receives as part of its people development strategy. The firm has also led the way in encouraging sections of the community currently under-represented in the industry overall into construction careers. Through its commitment to leaving a lasting Lovell Legacy in the places where the company works, the business has pioneered the use of a system called LM3 which enables it to precisely demonstrate the economic lift that its housing projects generate for local communities.