Let's hear it for the Site Managers!

What does it mean for Site Managers to win our Site Manager of the Year award?

They are the people who make developments tick.

The relationship between Site Managers and our risk management surveyors also contributes to a site's success.

So we recognise Site Managers each year with the LABC Warranty Site Manager of the Year awards. In 2020, each of our 15 regional winners are champions!

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

Winning Site Manager

Massimo Polacco


Aequus Developments.

Aequus Developments, wholly owned by Bath and North East Somerset Council, develops, owns and manages property for both the rental and home owner’s market.

Awards Region

West of England

Site Location

Riverside View, Keynsham (near Bath)

Site Description

Converted from an old office block, Riverside View consists of 95 low-cost apartments for sale or rent where profits are reinvested back into Bath and North East Somerset Council.


Massimo Polacco, Aequus Developments

Massimo Polacco (centre) with LABC Warranty's Lee Thomas (left)

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

Massimo: “Winning the Site Manager of the Year award is great testament and recognition of the hard work which both the client team and contractors, Kier and Rydon Construction, achieved to deliver this logistically difficult project.”

Riverside View, Aequus Developments (before)

Riverside View in Keynsham, previously offices and retail units

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

Massimo: “Apart from the logistical issue of getting people and materials onto and around this very confined site, the biggest challenge was with managing many of the unexpected structural and asbestos issues expected to encounter in a structure of the age and size. Having both local LABC officers Rob Clements (Principal Building Surveyor at Bath and North East Somerset Council) and Jonathan Smith (LABC Warranty Risk Management Surveyor) at hand to discuss and agree the remedial measures, ensured that these matters were resolved promptly without any significant impact on programme.”

Riverside View now, offering stunning apartments

Riverside View now, offering stunning apartments

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

Massimo: “The most rewarding aspect of this scheme was receiving positive feedback from many of our customers/apartment owners over the quality of the finished product and excellent design in converting what was an old redundant 1960s office block into a modern apartment block. This being testament of all the hard work everyone put into delivering this scheme.”

One of Riverside View's impressive apartments

One of Riverside View's impressive apartments



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