The scheme, carried out by fit out and refurbishment specialist Overbury, has been named one of this year’s national Most Considerate Sites by the Considerate Constructors Scheme. The title – awarded to only six construction schemes nationally - recognises the project as demonstrating the highest levels of consideration and care for the community, the environment and the workforce. Lovell and Overbury are both part of leading construction and regeneration company Morgan Sindall Group plc.
Overbury was awarded the national title for its creation of modern premises for Lovell at the Broadland Business Park, Norwich.
The Considerate Constructors judges praised the way the Overbury site team “pulled out all the stops to forge meaningful links with neighbouring businesses and the wider community”. Community benefits delivered by the site team included providing a heavy duty fixed bicycle repair facility for use by local cyclists. Overbury was also praised for its “huge dedication” to safety.
Lovell regional managing director Simon Medler says: “Our new offices have made a big difference, delivering the extra space and state-of-the-art accommodation we needed to enable the company’s continuing expansion locally. We’re all thrilled that the Overbury team’s professionalism and community-centred approach has been recognised by the Considerate Constructors Scheme.” Lovell moved into the new office base in October 2017.
Overbury managing director Andrew Wood comments: “This is an exceptional achievement and I couldn’t be more delighted for site manager Mark Smith, and the whole project team. This award recognises the amount of effort that goes into ensuring that our projects have a positive impact for clients and their neighbours.”
Considerate Constructors Scheme chief executive Edward Hardy says: “I would like to offer my very special congratulations to the winners of the 2018 Most Considerate Sites accolade, demonstrating the very best in considerate construction and setting the bar incredibly high for the rest of the industry to strive to achieve.”