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Excellence celebrated in the Cruden Construction annual HSQE Awards and 2016 LABC NW Awards.

Managing Director Ian Woolrich and HSQE Manager, Kenny Humphreys were delighted to join with construction management colleagues to celebrate significant achievements for Cruden’s construction teams and in particular for the construction management team at Penketh Court, a delightful residential scheme for over 55’s in Warrington, designed and constructed for Warrington Borough Council. 

The first achievement for the Penketh Court site management team is recognition of their excellent performance in driving continual improvement in all aspects of Health, Safety, Quality and Environmental performance on the project.

Following a measured selection process by our HSQE Manager and HSQE Management Group, Ian was delighted to present the inaugural annual Cruden Construction HSQE Award for outstanding performance in the year to Penketh Court Construction Managers, Dave Attwood (Project Manager) and Kevin Duffy (Site Agent).

Commenting on the HSQE award, Kenny Humphreys says: “These awards are a key component of our HSQE Continuous Improvement Plan which is striving to foster a positive HSQE culture at all levels within the company.”

He goes on to say: “The Penketh project consistently performed well in every aspect of HSQE. In particular the pro-active approach of the site team stood out with all works being undertaken, planned, managed and executed in line with Risk Assessment and Method Statements.”


Reinforcing the HSQE Award and the superb quality of the completed building, Penketh Court was selected as a finalist in the 2016 LABC NW Building Excellence Awards, one of two Cruden schemes selected as finalists. The other scheme to be nominated and certainly no less significant, was our Butley Hall scheme in Prestbury, a complex restoration, alteration and adaption contract to a Grade II listed 17th Century manor house into seven luxury apartments enhanced by three new town houses in the former manor house grounds.

Both schemes were nominated by independent Local Authority Building Control Officers with the LABC describing the awards as being: “All about the essence of good buildings, with finalists judged not on architectural beauty, but on the “excellence” shown from a construction and technical building control point of view. They celebrate the design and construction teams that, having tussled with technical issues and difficult sites, found innovative and creative solutions.”

An LABC Award finalist in each of the last 7 years, Cruden Construction has an outstanding record of achievement with Penketh Court and Butley Hall adding to a long list of other completed projects to be recognised and celebrated in this way.   

On behalf of all the staff, we congratulate Dave and Kevin on their unwavering commitment to excellence in HSQE and to both the Penketh Court and Butley Hall construction management teams for once again demonstrating building excellence of the highest order.