Local housing developer Lovell – which is working on a major housing regeneration programme set to create 1,500 new homes in Woolwich – has received the President’s Award from national safety charity RoSPA (The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) in recognition of the company’s excellent health and safety record over the past 12 years.
The accolade in the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards 2016 – celebrating their 60th anniversary this year – is for Lovell’s achievement of 12 consecutive RoSPA Gold awards. It acknowledges the company’s commitment to maintaining the strictest safety standards and rigorous safety management systems at its construction sites and offices across London and the South East.
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 Michael O’Farrell says: “I’m thrilled that our continuing commitment to ensuring the highest standards of health and safety across all our projects has again been recognised by national safety organisation RoSPA. Health and safety is of paramount importance. For us to once again receive the President’s Award reflects our commitment to maintaining a safe working environment and is a tribute to the hard work and expertise of our own teams and of our supply chain partners.”
Key housing projects for Lovell in London include a £384 million regeneration programme in Woolwich in partnership with the Royal Borough of Greenwich and asra Housing Group. Lovell began work this summer on the new Trinity Walk development which will create 684 new homes. They are the first to take shape through a 1,500-home regeneration scheme which will see 1,064 homes on three local estates demolished and replaced, 35 per cent of which will be affordable homes.