The team which built a specialist supported living scheme for disabled adults in Leeds has won a Considerate Constructors Scheme National Site Award – an honour recognising the UK’s most considerate construction projects.
The Scheme has presented a Bronze Award to partnership housing developer Lovell for its community-focused and sensitive construction of Cornmill House in Moresdale Lane, Seacroft, Leeds.
The scheme by specialist supported housing developer HB Villages, celebrated its official launch earlier this month and has created 16 apartments enabling people with physical and learning disabilities to live their lives as independently as possible. HB Villages is a joint venture with Community Solutions, which is a part of Lovell sister company Morgan Sindall Investments Limited.
The Cornmill House development won the praise of the Considerate Constructors Scheme assessors for the consideration shown by Lovell to neighbours, the company’s workforce, the public and the environment. Out of 7,962 sites registered nationally with the scheme, only 812 have been chosen for National Site Awards.
Lovell regional managing director Robert Adams says: “We’re proud to have been part of the team involved in delivering this modern, high-quality accommodation at Cornmill House, a development which is making a genuine difference to people’s lives. Wherever we build, we aim to work with care and respect for local people, and I’m delighted that our team’s hard work and community focus has been showcased by the Considerate Constructors Scheme National Site Awards.”
The scheme assessors praised the site for presenting a positive image of the industry and for being ‘clean, tidy and well organised’. They also highlighted the work by Lovell and HB Villages to involve the local community in the construction scheme. This included organising for pupils at local Seacroft Grange Primary School to produce artwork which was displayed on the site’s hoardings as part of a national competition. The school’s entries – calling on motorists to slow down – received a runner-up award in the contest. Lovell also welcomed visitors for a behind-the-scenes look at the construction site through the national Open Doors scheme. Environmental initiatives included the implementation of energy- and water-saving measures in the site cabin accommodation, the use of sustainable and recyclable materials wherever possible and the installation of insect hotels and bat boxes.
Isabel Martinson, executive chairman of the Considerate Constructors Scheme says: “On behalf of the Scheme, I would like to congratulate our award winners on their success.
“Every award-winning site is a beacon of best practice – making significant strides to continually improve the image and reputation of the UK construction industry.
“The Scheme is hugely proud of the efforts of these top-performing sites and we thank them for their hard work, dedication and commitment to achieve ever higher standards in considerate construction.”