Award-winning Redrow sites ‘safe as houses’

Flintshire housebuilder Redrow has cemented its reputation for excellence in health and safety practices with two awards from the National House Building Council (NHBC).

The developer has scooped commendations in the ‘large builder’ category for two sites at the annual NHBC Health and Safety Awards. St Andrews Park in Halling, Kent, and Whitehill Meadows in Blackpool, Lancashire, are now in the running to be named overall regional or national winners at the prestigious awards ceremony in Birmingham on July 4.

Now in their sixth year, the awards are the UK’s only health and safety awards scheme exclusively for home builders.

Primarily designed to recognise and reward the very best in health and safety, the awards are also helping to drive up safety standards in the industry by showcasing and sharing best practice.

St Andrews Park and Whitehill Meadows are two of just 22 developments nationwide to receive commendations in the large builder category.

David Ford, Group health and safety director for Redrow Homes, said:

“It’s a great achievement to have two sites commended and shortlisted for the national awards. It proves we are meeting very high standards for health and safety. Keeping our staff, contractors and visitors safe whilst working or visiting any of our sites is of course a top priority for Redrow. This award provides an extra boost to our employees and contractors as it means their efforts in this regard don’t go unnoticed. Achieving such an award is definitely a team effort from all involved.

“Redrow is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year and we are very proud to be one of the housbuilder’s leading the way for best practice in the industry.”

To achieve a commendation, building sites are subject to multiple inspection visits carried out by NHBC health and safety advisors. Overall regional and national winners will ultimately be determined by an independent judging panel.

St Andrews Park will eventually feature 385 brand new properties from one-bedroom apartments to luxury four-bedroom detached houses, including 96 affordable homes. The development is transforming the site of the former Cemex factory in Halling beyond recognition.

At Whitehill Meadows, Redrow is building 63 new homes on the site of the former Hollywood Nurseries on Lytham St Annes Way, Blackpool.

Homes at both developments are from Redrow’s Heritage Collection, inspired by the architecture of the Arts and Crafts movement. Externally the homes look very traditional; while inside they are bright, modern and full of family-friendly features.

For more information on the homes Redrow is building visit www.redrow.co.uk.

To find out more about the NHBC Health and Safety Awards visit www.nhbc.co.uk/HSAwards.