Sunderland construction site manager in running for national award

Alan Hendry (right) accepts his award from LABC Business Development Manager Mike Tottle and president Richard Scott
Alan Hendry (right) accepts his award from LABC Business Development Manager Mike Tottle and president Richard Scott
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A Sunderland construction site manager is in the running for a national title.

Alan Hendry, Site Manager for Gentoo’s Hillcrag development, was named Site Manager of the year at the Northern Local Authority Building Control (LABC) Site Manager Awards.

He was honoured for his outstanding contribution to site administration and his vision for quality in construction on the £14.3million development in High Ford.

The awards, which took place at the Hilton hotel in Gateshead, saw more than 3,000 eligible site managers in the running to become the regional winner.

“It is an honour to win an award of this stature and I could not accept it without mentioning the efforts of the full site team,” said Alan.

“This is a reward for all the hard work everyone puts in to providing the highest quality of construction and I am extremely proud that our efforts have been recognised”

Mike Swatton, LABC Warranty Business Development Director and Head Judge, praised this year’s contenders stating: “The standard of qualifiers across the board has been exceptional, once again raising the bar for construction standards.”

The LABC Warranty Risk Management Surveyors are responsible for nominating site managers who go the extra mile where possible, particularly with regards to on-site management functions such as health and safety welfare facilities, storage and protection of materials and waste control.

As a regional winner, Alan has now secured a place at the LABC Grand Finals in London in November, at which the national site manager of the year is revealed.

Gentoo’s Hillcrag development has delivered 132 new build affordable homes to Sunderland and won the social housing development of the year award in November 2016.

Gentoo is currently building 570 homes across five live sites in Sunderland including Thurcroft in Doxford Park, Castle Rise in Downhill, Hillcrag in High Ford, Glebe in Washington and Meadow View in Houghton, and has permission to build another 300 homes in the city.