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Chris Winter from Cwm in Blaenau Gwent, has been awarded the title of South Wales’ Site Manager of the Year for his work at the new St. Modwen Homes development in Llanwern.

Chris Winter, project manager for St. Modwen Homes at the £1bn Glan Llyn development, was commended last month by the Local Authority Building Control (LABC) for his site management across a broad spectrum of areas including; leadership skills, site administration, health and safety, waste control, protection of work in progress and site tidiness.

Guy Gusterson Regional Director for St. Modwen Homes, was first to congratulate Chris on this fantastic achievement. He said:

“St. Modwen Homes would like to congratulate Chris in winning this award where he has managed to come out top of the pack against site managers from 160 developments across Wales in a variety of sectors, not just residential. Chris wanted to make it clear that this has very much been a team effort; therefore I would like to pass my congratulations on to all those involved in the delivery of our brand new Llanwern development at Glan Llyn.”

The LABC award is nominated by the local risk management surveyors in the regions, which put forward candidates. As a Regional Winner, Chris will now go forward as a nominee for the LABC National (UK) Site Manager of the Year Award later this year.

Guy added:

“Our debut as a house builder in South Wales has already been a great success with 7 properties occupied, and a further 13 reserved at Glan Llyn, which is a testament to the hard work of Chris and the team. With 18 homes available within this first phase of 41 homes ranging from 2, 3 and 4 bedroom homes, we look forward to welcoming many more residents to the development.”

The St. Modwen Homes properties at Glan Llyn are available under the Governments “Help to Buy” scheme making them ideal for the first time buyers or those looking for their second or third home. Prices start from £152,995 for a large two bedroom home to £248,995 for a four bedroom detached home.

Glan Llyn is being developed by UK leading regeneration specialist St. Modwen, using a phased approach delivering 4,000 new homes over the next 20 years.  The 600 acre site will provide a new local centre offering leisure and retail space supported by new education facilities all surrounded by 80 acres of extensive open parkland.

St. Modwen Homes’ Glan Llyn Sales and Marketing Suite is located off the Queensway, Llanwern, Newport, NP19 4QZ and is open for visitors seven days a week between 10am and 5.30pm. Alternatively, please call 0844 243 4606 to request further information.

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