The teams behind two Bristol housing projects have won Considerate Constructors Scheme National Site Awards – accolades only given to the UK’s most considerate construction projects.
The Lovell project team which refurbishes around 1,700 homes a year for Bristol City Council has won a top national award for showing the highest levels of consideration to residents and the community.
Lovell received the Considerate Constructors Scheme’s Gold National Site Award for its work on the ongoing project, as well as being chosen as a finalist for the title of Most Considerate Site, winning a Runners-Up award – an accolade given to fewer than one per cent of construction projects taking part in the Scheme.
Under the leadership of senior project manager Matthew Legg, Lovell carries out work at around 1,700 occupied homes in Bristol annually, installing new kitchens and carrying out rewiring work. The project, which recently celebrated installing its 5,000th kitchen, has a resident satisfaction score of over 99 per cent.
The Considerate Constructors representative who assessed the Lovell project in Bristol said the project team “present the industry in the most positive way, directly to the public in their own homes … In every aspect of considerate construction, this site displayed great attention to detail. Backed by immaculate presentation of the central compound, and excellent care for the wellbeing of the workforce, this was a site of which the industry should be extremely proud”.
Bristol homes scheme awarded Bronze Considerate Constructors Award
The Considerate Constructors Scheme has also presented a Bronze Award to Lovell in recognition of its community-focused approach to the project at Kenmare Road, Knowle, where the company has built 28 affordable houses and apartments for housing and support organisation Curo on the site of a former nursing home. The 12 apartments and 16 houses were completed in summer 2015.
The project was praised by the Considerate Constructors Scheme assessors who only reward schemes showing the highest levels of consideration to their neighbours, their workforce, the public and the environment. Out of around 9,000 sites registered for the scheme, just 932 were chosen for National Site Awards.
Lovell regional director Kate Rees says: “Wherever we build, our aim is to put care and respect for the local community at the heart of what we do. I’m absolutely delighted that the hard work of the project team who delivered these new homes for Curo has been recognised by this national award from the Considerate Constructors Scheme.” 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.