Our team in Lancashire is celebrating success after being shortlisted in the highly-respected LABC Building Excellence Awards.
Five site managers from our Chorley-based division are in the running for Construction Professional of the Year – Residential, while two of our developments are being considered for Best High Volume Housing Development.
The hotly-contested awards, held annually and taking place this year at the Emirates Old Trafford Stadium, in Manchester, on April 26, are designed to recognise outstanding quality and achievements in the North West construction industry.
The prestigious awards are particularly sought after because they are held in conjunction with the building control departments of the local authorities in which the developments are located and because winners of the regional ‘Excellence’ awards go on to compete nationally.
Last year’s national winner for Construction Professional of the Year in the Residential category was Simon Nix, site manager of our Hedgerows development in Clayton-Le-Woods, Leyland, who has been nominated yet again in the 2019 regional finals.
Simon, 51, from Leyland, said: “To win last year was unbelievable, to get an award for doing your job is incredible. It brings with it huge prestige and, while we should all strive to do our job the best we can, to get an award for it is a real bonus.”
Father-of-one Simon, who has been with us for nine years but worked as a site manager for fifteen, is joined by colleagues from four other developments in being nominated.
He added: “Of course I would like to win again but I’d be just as chuffed if it was someone else from Redrow. If not successful, I’d say look to where you can improve but then enjoy the night and congratulate yourself on a job well-done – and keep doing it that way!”
The award recognises a construction professional who has stood out as going above and beyond the call of duty to ensure an outstanding working relationship with the local authority, a commitment to build-quality, safety and control management on site and problem solving. Our other shortlisted site managers are:
Chris Johnston, 32, from Mawdesley, who manages Tabley Green in Fulwood has worked at Redrow for just over two years and this is his first position in site management, having started as assistant site manager.
Dan Tyrer, 35, from Bolton, who started as assistant site manager at Redrow in 2014 before rising to site manager in 2016 is based at our new development, Fox Meadows in Chadderton having previously worked at Woodville Gardens and St John Gardens in Moston, North Manchester.
Site manager at Regency Manor, West Derby, in Liverpool, is Steve Daw, 44, from Skelmersdale. The father-of-four has worked at Redrow for five years, the last two of which have been spent at Regency Manor. He had previously worked at Summerhill Park in Liverpool and Buckshaw Village in Leyland.
Anthony Mason, 28, from Leyland, is site manager at Dover Meadow in Maghull, Merseyside, and has worked at Redrow since August 2012. He began his Redrow career as assistant site manager before being promoted to site manager after four years.
The schemes nominated for Best High Volume New Housing Development, which looks at overall appearance, layout, landscaping and internal planning, are Ricksby Grange in Wrea Green, nearPreston, and Redbridge Park, Fazakerley, Liverpool.
Keith Collard, construction director for Redrow Homes Lancashire, said: “It’s a huge achievement for every site manager who has been nominated and the teams at each of the shortlisted developments.
“Our continuing ethos is to attract skilled people and invest in them through training and development, supporting them and their well-being. It means we can create the best environment for them and the best workforce for us – both of which benefit the customer.
“Regardless of success in the award finals we are immensely proud of our managers and those who work hard and are committed to the creation of quality homes that people want to live in.”