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Lovell scoops national Considerate Constructors Awards

Lovell has won Considerate Constructors Scheme National Site Awards – an accolade only given to the UK’s most considerate construction projects – for its work on two major Midlands housing improvement programmes.

The Scheme has presented a Silver Award to Halesowen-based Lovell in recognition of its community-focused approach to a large-scale home improvement programme for Daventry and District Housing. The company’s team undertaking a long-term housing refurbishment scheme for Cannock Chase District Council has also received a Bronze Award.

Both projects were praised by the Considerate Constructors Scheme judges who select schemes showing the highest levels of consideration to their neighbours, their workforce, the public and the environment. This year out of 9,000 construction projects registered nationally for the Considerate Constructors Scheme, only 932, one in 10, were chosen to receive National Site Awards.

Lovell regional director Steve Davis says: “I’m thrilled that our focus on the needs of residents and communities and the delivery of the very highest standards of customer service has been recognised by the Considerate Constructors Scheme. This achievement reflects the hard work and dedication of our teams working on schemes which have made a huge difference for local people. Each day, our people do a fantastic job and to see their caring and community-focused approach honoured by these national awards is a source of immense pride.” The Considerate Constructors Site Awards recognise construction sites which maintain a high standard of appearance as well as excellent achievements in health and safety, care for the environment and respect for local communities.

Lovell has recently completed a major investment programme for Daventry and District Housing (Futures Housing Group)  including  kitchen and bathroom replacements; electrical installation and rewiring; central heating upgrading; damp proofing, structural repair work and external wall insulation. The company began work in 2010 on this large-scale home improvement partnership which marked the completion of its 4,000th transformed home in 2015. Throughout, Lovell has benefited the wider community by undertaking a programme of legacy initiatives including the renovation of a scout hut, improvement work to Daventry Country Park and sponsorship of Daventry and District Housing’s Star Awards event which celebrate the achievements of local volunteers and community projects.

Futures Housing Group strategic director of assets Martin Sherman says: “We set high standards for all of our contractors to deliver excellence for our customers, and Lovell have done a fantastic job. This award is a great achievement for Lovell and testament to the brilliant partnership we have with them.”

In Cannock , Lovell has been working with Cannock Chase District Council since 2004, carrying out housing refurbishment work including the installation of replacement kitchens and bathrooms and external works. An extensive range of community benefits have been delivered alongside the physical improvements to homes, including training opportunities and jobs for local people and support for community groups including work with schools, local charities and a wildlife centre.

Councillor Frank Allen, Housing portfolio leader for Cannock Chase District Council, says: “It has been a pleasure working with Lovell on this contract. We have had a very positive response from residents and we are delighted that Lovell has won this award.”

Edward Hardy, chief executive of the Considerate Constructors Scheme, comments: “Congratulations to each and every site receiving a 2016 National Site Award. Every year, the Scheme is taken aback by the many different ways contractors demonstrate their considerate credentials. This year has been no exception, with project teams across the UK serving as beacons of best practice.”