Chris King is named Regional Site Manager 2018

Chris King, Site Manager at Jehu, Welsh independent property and construction company has been named as LABC Warranty Wales Regional Site Manager of the Year at Glan Afan.

Chris picked up the award for his work on the £7m Coastal Housing Group scheme which is based on the former Glan Afan School site.

LABC Warranty recognises the dedication and commitment it takes to deliver quality sites and every year Site Managers across the country are rewarded for their exceptional contribution to construction with our regional and national Site Manager Awards.

Chris who has worked with Jehu for the past 12 months said: Whilst I am please to receive this award, it was definitely a team effort. All those involved with the project should also be congratulated, I feel very proud of the team.”

The investment is one of a number of projects in Port Talbot’s regeneration programme, which will see over £35 million invested in and around the town centre, partly funded by the Welsh Government’s Vibrant and Viable Places Programme. The project has also received funding of £2.5m from the Welsh Government’s Social Housing Grant Programme.

The site will provide 47 new homes and commercial space fronting Station Road and completion of the development is targeted for the end of 2018.

Chris’ counterpart Glen Colcombe who is based at another Coastal Housing development site at Park Road in Swansea, was also shortlisted within the site manager category and successfully highly commended.

Chris Parks, Contracts Manager on the development commented: “It’s great to see Chris win this award. It provides due recognition for him to the way he manages the site. Chris’s attention to detail and technical experience, coupled with his health and safety awareness and his own high standards I’m sure stood him in good stead with the LABC inspectors. Well done!”

LABC Warranty works in partnership with Local Authority Building Control (LABC) to provide structural warranties. Our partnership with LABC means together we can provide building control and warranty for developers throughout England and Wales using the combined technical expertise of over 3,500 surveyors.

LABC Warranty Risk Management Surveyors are responsible for nominating Site Managers who go the extra mile and through our partnership with LABC, the Site Manager Award is presented at each of the regional LABC Building Excellence Award ceremonies where each award winner secures a place at the national finals later this year.

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