The leading developer’s South Wales and South West region has been handed the prestigious award in recognition of its practices and achievements in helping its employees and public to stay safe at its developments and offices.
Having run for 64 years, RoSPA is one of the most prestigious and recognised schemes worldwide. It allows organisations to benchmark safety performance each year, ensure consistent performance between sites, and demonstrate an ongoing commitment to raising health and safety standards.
The RoSPA Gold Award recognises those who have achieved a very high-level of performance, demonstrating well-developed occupational health and safety management systems, outstanding control of risk and very low levels of error, harm and loss.
James Duffett, regional managing director at Lovell, said: “We are thrilled to have been awarded a RoSPA Gold Award in recognition of our strong health and safety practices and record, especially during this challenging time where health and safety is more important than ever.
“At Lovell, safety is extremely important to us and we put it at the forefront of all our activities, with everyone working to achieve the highest possible standards. I’m very proud to see this officially recognised by leading safety organisation RoSPA.”
Julia Small, RoSPA’s head of qualifications, awards and events, said: “RoSPA wants every employee, wherever they are, to work safe in the knowledge that they will be going home unharmed and healthy at the end of each day. The RoSPA Award winners are vital to help achieve this goal, as by entering they are driving up standards and setting new benchmarks for organisations everywhere.”
Current Lovell projects within the region include The Mill in Canton, Cardiff. One of Wales’ largest regenerations programmes, The Mill will create an 800-home, £100 million urban village at the 53-acre former Argo Wiggins Paper Mill site. Working with the Tirion Group, Cadwyn Housing Association and Principality Building Society, Lovell is creating a brand-new sustainable community featuring houses and apartments in a riverside setting.
Ymyl Yr Afon, which is bringing 153 homes to in Merthyr Vale, including a mix of 110 open market homes and 43 affordable homes, is in partnership with Merthyr Tydfil Housing Association and Hafod.
Cot Farm in Newport, which is a £7.5 million design and build contract to deliver 56 affordable homes for Newport City Homes, is set to complete this year.
The popular Golwg Y Bryn development is well under-way and will deliver 70 homes for open market sale and 30 affordable homes for rent and shared ownership, in partnership with Melin Homes.
In Weston-super-Mare, Keepers Gate will bring a collection of 50 new homes to Bleadon Hill, including a mix of 35 open market homes and 15 affordable homes in partnership with Live West.
Enabling works have also commenced at Old Mixon in Weston-super-Mare, which will deliver 81 open market homes and 49 affordable homes for rent and shared ownership in partnership with the Radian Group.
For more information about the RoSPA Awards visit www.rospa.com/awards.