Cardiff housing developer Lovell wins gold for safety performance
Cardiff-based partnership housing developer Lovell has achieved the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Gold Award for its safety performance.
The accolade recognises Lovell’s safety record and excellent health and safety management systems at its construction sites and offices across South Wales and the South West.
Open to all types of businesses and organisations across the UK, the annual awards scheme is the longest-running programme of its kind. The awards are run by safety charity RoSPA, which is celebrating its centenary this year.
Julia Small, RoSPA’s head of awards and events, says: “The RoSPA Awards are the most prestigious in the world of occupational health and safety, and held in high regard round the world, as winning one demonstrates an organisation’s commitment to maintaining an excellent health and safety record. Achieving the standard required is no mean feat.”
Kate Rees, Lovell regional managing director for South Wales and the South West, says: “I’m extremely pleased that the company’s continuing commitment to accident prevention in the workplace has been recognised by RoSPA.
“Ensuring the safety and wellbeing of our people, the partners we work with and the general public is at the forefront of everything we do. This award underlines the hard work of our safety experts and of all our staff and subcontractors and their dedication to putting safety first.”
Schemes under construction by Lovell in South Wales include the third and fourth phases of Pobl Group’s £30 million Loftus Garden Village development, which is creating 250 new homes close to the centre of Newport. In Cardiff, work is progressing well on The Mill, Canton, which is creating a brand-new 800-home urban village in Canton, west of Cardiff city centre, transforming the former Arjo Wiggins paper mill site with stylish apartments and homes. The development will feature 358 homes for open market sale by Lovell and 442 homes for rent which will be managed by Cadwyn Housing Association for the Tirion Group. The scheme is going ahead with the support of the Welsh Government and financial backing from the Principality Building Society, and is being developed by the Tirion Group in partnership with Lovell.
Lovell has recently started work on Oakfield Grange: a stylish £13.6 million 78-home development of high-quality homes in Cwmbran. It will include 55 brand-new freehold two-, three- and four-bedroom houses for open market sale.
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