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Lovell in London and south east awarded RoSPA Gold Medal for safety

The London region of housing developer and regeneration specialist Lovell has received a Gold Medal from national charity RoSPA – the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents – for its safety performance.

The accolade for the company recognises its continuing commitment to health and safety at its construction sites and offices across London and the south east. The RoSPA Gold Medal is for the company's achievement of nine Gold RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety awards over the past nine years for its accident record and overall health and safety management systems.

RoSPA's awards manager David Rawlins says: "RoSPA firmly believes that organisations that demonstrate commitment to continuous improvement in accident and ill health prevention deserve recognition. Lovell's London region has shown that it is committed to striving for such continuous improvement and we are delighted to honour it through the presentation of an award."

Lovell regional manager Peter Taylor says: "This recognition from RoSPA highlights our continuing focus on ensuring the highest standards of health and safety at our sites and offices. The Gold Medal is a tribute to the hard work of our health and safety team, and of our staff and subcontractor partners."

Lovell also received recognition in the Health & Safety category of this year's Constructing Excellence in London and the South East Awards. The company was a finalist for a project on tower crane rescue undertaken with engineering students at Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School for Boys in Barnet, north London.

Among current Lovell schemes in the region is a £6.3 million mixed tenure housing development on the Heston Farm Estate in Hounslow, west London, for Hounslow Homes and the London Borough of Hounslow. Earlier this year Lovell signed contracts with the Greater London Authority for a £63.3 million mixed tenure housing scheme at Lymington Fields in the Chadwell Heath area of Dagenham. The company has also been recently appointed by The Royal Borough of Greenwich to undertake a £269 million redevelopment programme set to transform three Woolwich council estates.