Awards success for project manager

Awards: Gary Williams.
Awards: Gary Williams.
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PROJECT manager Gary Williams has added to his hat trick of health and safety awards after his site was named a winner in the first round of the annual Pride in the Job Awards.

Last month, Gary received a commended and highly commended award in the multi-storey category of the National House-Building Council’s Health and Safety Awards before being crowned regional winner for his work on The Crossings development close to Hull city centre, which posed a number of challenges.

Now his work on the same site has resulted in the Pride in the Job Award.

The Crossings - a new housing, training and enterprise centre for homeless people – had once been the site of a Roman community.

The site was bombed extensively by the Germans during the Second World War, before being redeveloped as an engineering works, which had to be demolished to make way for the construction of a new hostel.

As a result, Gary had to incorporate a programme of excavation by a bomb disposal team into the development schedule and cater for archaeologists who wanted to search for Roman artefacts.

FHM managing director Martin Smithurst said: “This is a fantastic achievement for Gary and comes hot on the heels of the recent NHBC health and safety awards. There is no doubt that Gary has immense pride in the development of The Crossings, so he is a worthy recipient of a Pride in the Job award.”