Let's hear it for the UK's Site Managers!

What it means for Site Managers to win our Site Manager of the Year award...

Site Managers play a pivotal role in the success of any development.

Quite often it's the professional relationship between them and our inspectors that helps to make a site a success.

We recognise Site Managers' work with the LABC Warranty Site Manager of the Year awards every year. In 2020, each and every one of our 15 regional winners are worthy champions!

Here’s the story of their success…in their words.

Winning Site Manager

Craig Jones

Company

Beech Developments.

Beech Developments was established in 1995 and is now one of the most proactive housebuilders in Conwy, North Wales, building and selling 60-70 homes a year.

Awards Region

North Wales

Site Location

Oakwood, Conwy

Site Description

Between the medieval walled town of Conwy and the mountains of Snowdonia, Oakwood comprises 83 two-, three-, four- and five-bed homes on the site of a former golf course and hotel.

Craig Jones from Beech Developments

Craig Jones from Beech Developments

What does winning Site Manager of the Year mean to you and your team?

Craig: “Receiving the news that I had won the Site Manager of the Year award for the North Wales region has been a truly significant moment in my career. Our Oakwood development located in Conwy has been a true labour of love. To be able to build a spectacular site in my local area, using local trades, merchants and products brings a lot of pride and satisfaction. The team has worked relentlessly to build to such a high standard which can clearly been seen, so it is an honour to be rewarded with such a prestigious award.”

Oakwood, Beech Developments

Oakwood sits between medieval Conwy and Snowdonia National Park

What was the biggest challenge on your site and how did you overcome it?

Craig: “One of our greatest challenges has been working with the new requirements in the Technical Manual for Developments within Coastal Locations. Julie Dale (LABC Warranty Risk Management Surveyor) has been a tremendous help in guiding us through the various requirements. Our proactive team of trades have made the transitions with ease, understanding the changes necessarily in order to meet the new criteria.”

Oakwood streetscene, Beech Developments

What aspect of the site and work are you most proud about?

Craig: “Oakwood’s location has made it a challenging site to build. The development is located next to the Snowdonia National Park boundary, in an historic medieval market town with World Heritage recognition. To be able to manage such a prominent development has been an incredible opportunity and achievement. The site has also allowed me to progress in my career, with promotion to Beech Developments’ Construction Manager.”

Oakwood, Conwy, by Beech Developments

 

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