A site manager working on one of Cumbria’s most significant housing developments has been named Site Manager of the Year for the Northern area for the second year running.
Duncan Chisholm of Story Homes was recognised in the Local Authority Building Control (LABC) Excellence Awards on Friday 14th June in Gateshead. Duncan, who manages the Magellan Park site in Whitehaven was up against other nominees in the regional site manager category.
He will now go forward to compete for the national title later in 2013. Duncan, 34, who has worked at Story Homes for more than 12 years, was the northern regional winner in the same awards in 2012. He also became a local celebrity after appearing on the ITV4 ‘Rookie Builders’ series, where he mentored 22 apprentices as they took on the challenge to build a four bedroom detached house in just 12 months.
Richard Cannon, Contracts Manager at Story Homes commented: “Duncan really deserves this recognition. His management of issues on site and dedication to building quality homes is excellent and we are pleased that he has been recognised in the wider industry.”
Duncan of Carlisle said: “To win the Site Manager award two years in a row is an amazing feeling and it is nice to be recognised for what you do. We had a great evening celebrating and I am looking forward to the national final in November. Magellan Park is a great development site to work on and we have a great team which makes running it much easier.”
All LABC warranty registered site managers working on sites of three or more properties are eligible for the awards. It is a rigorous process and LABC judges carry out on site assessments to determine the shortlist. They look at all aspects of site management, particularly construction and technical building including innovation, creative solutions, difficult sites and technical issues. They also consider health and safety, site tidiness and administration. All nominations are then reviewed, assessed and shortlisted by LABC area managers.
The LABC awards take place annually and reward excellence in all aspects of the regional building industry. The LABC promote the design and construction of buildings that are safe, accessible and environmentally efficient to comply with the building regulations. They work with various bodies to support innovation in building.