News

3May
  • From left to right, Michael Tottle, LABC President Richard Scott, Alan Hendry.

Gentoo Site Manager wins esteemed regional LABC Award

We are delighted to announce that our Site Manager, Alan Hendry, has been awarded Site Manager of the year at the Northern Local Authority Building Control (LABC) Site Manager Awards.

Alan, who works on our £14.3m Hillcrag development based in High Ford, has been recognised for his vision for quality in construction and his outstanding contribution to site administration. The awards, which took place at the Hilton hotel in Gateshead on April 7 2017, saw over 3000 eligible site managers in the running to become the regional winner.

Mike Swatton, LABC Warranty Business Development Director and Head Judge, praised this year’s contenders stating: “The standard of qualifiers across the board has been exceptional, once again raising the bar for construction standards.”

The LABC Warranty Risk Management Surveyors are responsible for nominating site managers who go the extra mile where possible, particularly with regards to on-site management functions such as health and safety welfare facilities, storage and protection of materials and waste control. As a regional winner, Alan has now secured a place at the LABC Grand Finals in London, where the national site manager of the year is revealed, later this year in November.

Alan Hendry said of his award “It is an honour to win an award of this stature and I could not accept it without mentioning the efforts of the full site team. This is a reward for all the hard work everyone puts in to providing the highest quality of construction and I am extremely proud that our efforts have been recognised”

Adjacent to St Luke’s and Front Road, our Hillcrag development has delivered 132 new build affordable homes to Sunderland and has met high expectations, after it won the social housing development of the year award in November 2016.

This is even more positive news for us, after we announced that we have been given the go ahead to build more than 300 homes in Sunderland. At present, there are currently 570 homes being built across five live sites including:

  • Thurcroft in Doxford Park
  • Castle Rise in Downhill
  • Hillcrag in High Ford
  • Glebe in Washington
  • Meadow View in Houghton-le-Spring