Senior site manager at Park Central wins national award

A senior site manager at Crest Nicholson’s Park Central development in Birmingham city centre has received not one, but two prestigious awards at a national health and safety awards ceremony.

Jamie Cooper, who has worked for Crest Nicholson Regeneration for seven years, competed against 60 other Commended finalists across the UK at the National House Building Council (NHBC) Health and Safety Awards ceremony before being presented with a Highly Commended award in the Best Multi Storey Building category. He then went on to receive the Regional Winner award for the same category.

Jamie won the awards in the Best Multi Storey Building category for his dedication to ensuring the highest level of safety for workers onsite, whilst delivering the very best build quality at the Park Central development in Birmingham city centre.

Jamie, 33, commented: “I am absolutely thrilled to have won not only the High Commended Award, but also to be named as the Regional Winner for Best Multi Storey Building. I’d really like to say thank you to my team, who have played a key role in ensuring that safety remains a priority onsite at Park Central.

“Over the seven years that I have worked on the Park Central development, it has been a privilege to play a part in such a huge scheme which has completely transformed the former Lee Bank area. A lot of work has gone into each stage of the construction process and it is great to see a new community developing and enjoying Park Central.

“I feel proud to have been honoured for looking out for my team’s safety, but, for me, that is something that should be second nature to all construction workers.”

Crest Nicholson has now secured the Regional Winner award in the Best Multi Storey Building category for three consecutive years, after Shaune Hicks claimed Regional Winner in 2010 and 2011.

Susan Young, sales and marketing director, Crest Nicholson Regeneration, commented: “Crest Nicholson’s senior site managers play a key role in ensuring that we continue to deliver quality homes whilst supporting safe working practices on our developments. Safety onsite is paramount, and it is something that we have actively promoted not only within our construction team at Park Central, but also in our on-going work in the community, through safety assemblies and site visits with local school children where we have highlighted the importance of safe working practices onsite.”

The NHBC Awards were held at the International Conference Centre (ICC) in Birmingham. Rob Chandler, senior site manager at Harvest Fields, Sutton Coldfield also received a Commended award in the first round of judging in the Best Multi Storey Building category. In the Special Awards category Crest Nicholson successfully achieved two Highly Commended Awards, one for Steve Evans, who was nominated as Best Health and Safety Leader and the other went to Martyn Price, who was nominated for the new health, safety and environmental contractor’s induction process in the Best Worker Engagement Programme.

Crest Nicholson entered employees into the NHBC Awards as part of their dedicated commitment to supporting the new generation of property industry employees, both in their personal and collective professional achievements. Crest Nicholson also has a well-established apprentice training programme and a recently revamped graduate recruitment programme.

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