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Lovell in running for three LABC awards for East Anglia schemes

Housing regeneration specialist Lovell has been shortlisted for three awards in the LABC (Local Authority Building Control) East Anglia Building Excellence Awards.

Lovell is a finalist in three categories, Best Partnership with a Local Authority, Best Affordable New Housing and Site Supervisor of the Year.

Lovell has been nominated in the Best Partnership with a Local Authority category for its partnership with CNC Building Control on the regeneration of the Hillington Square Estate in King’s Lynn. CNC Building Control carries out the statutory building control functions for several local authorities, including that of Kings Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council.

Lovell regional director Simon Medler says: “We’re delighted that our work on the Hillington Square project has been recognised in the LABC awards. Our strong working partnership with CNC Building Control has been instrumental to the success of the scheme, ensuring that the regeneration project is being delivered to the highest quality and safety standards.”

Lovell’s work on a Major Suffolk housing redevelopment scheme for Orbit Homes brings the next nomination in the category Best Affordable New Housing. Lovell and Orbit are working in partnership with Mid Suffolk District Council to replace 92 outdated concrete homes with 164 modern and energy-efficient affordable properties. Senior site manager, Rory Drew, picked up the final nomination for Site Supervisor of the Year for his work on the same project.

Senior site manager Rory Drew has been nominated as LABC Site Supervisor of the Year in the LABC (Local Authority Building Control) East Anglia Building Excellence Awards.

Speaking about his nomination he says: “I was shocked when I heard I’d been nominated for the LABC award – and also pleased to be recognised for doing a good job by an outside organisation. I really enjoy my work, we have a good team on site and this particular project has been very satisfying, especially as the new houses have gone up and the community can see that we are providing quality homes in place of what was there before.”

The LABC awards, judged by a panel of industry experts, celebrate the region’s best-quality building projects and construction professionals. The winners will be announced at the 2016 awards evening at King’s College, Cambridge, on Friday, 24 June, which will be hosted by BBC Look East presenter Amanda Goodman.