West Lothian development celebrates success at national construction awards

A Lovell housing development site at Kirkhill in Broxburn has received a Bronze award at the Considerate Constructors Scheme’s National Site Awards in Scotland.

The development of 230 new homes, which is being built by partnership housing provider Lovell on behalf of West Lothian Council, received an overall score of 43 out of 50 during the Considerate Constructors Scheme’s monitoring visits.

The team from Lovell with their award at the Considerate Constructors Scheme’s National Site Awards ceremony – (from left) William Lindsay (regional health & safety manager), Kelly Harkness (training advisor), Matthew Collins (Kirkhill site manager), Kevin McColgan (interim regional managing director) and Sarah Fenton (regional commercial director)

It was assessed on areas including respecting the community, protecting the environment, securing everyone’s safety and valuing the workforce.

The annual National Site Awards recognise construction sites registered with the Considerate Constructors Scheme that have raised the bar and improved the image of construction. The scheme looks at the measures a site has put in place to be more considerate towards local neighbourhoods, the public, the workforce and the environment.

The 230-home development at Kirkhill is one of the largest social housing projects in Scotland and is one of 15 sites across West Lothian that Lovell has been working on as part of West Lothian Council’s new-build social housing programme.

Kevin McColgan, Lovell Scotland interim managing director, said: “At Lovell, it is our top priority to ensure that our sites are operated safely and respectfully for our staff, the public and the environment.

“The Considerate Constructors Scheme award received by the Kirkhill site is testament to this and we congratulate the team, led by site manager Matthew Collins, on their well-deserved success. We look forward to continuing these high standards at this and our other sites throughout Scotland in years to come.”

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