Gold Medal AwardThe Casey Group Ltd has been awarded another gold medal in the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards 2014.

The Gold Medal (6 consecutive Golds) award in the prestigious annual scheme run by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) will be presented during a ceremony at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel, at the National Exhibition Centre, on May 15, 2014.

David Rawlins, RoSPA’s awards manager, said: “The RoSPA Awards encourage the raising of occupational health and safety standards across the board. Organisations that gain recognition for their health and safety management systems such as The Casey Group Ltd, contribute to a collective raising of the bar for other organisations to aspire to, and we offer them our congratulations.”

Chris Casey, Casey Managing Director said: “At Casey, we have always placed health and safety at the top of our agenda.  This second Gold Medal (the first is achieved after 5 consecutive Gold Awards) is testament to this and is a result of the responsibility taken by every single Casey employee.”

lower falinge apprentices 2smallFive new starters have secured apprenticeships with Casey on its £3.5 million newbuild development at Lower Falinge in Rochdale.

In collaboration with Rochdale Boroughwide Housing (RBH), Casey undertook an extensive selection process targeting local candidates who were previously unemployed.

The new starters include two general construction apprentices, Jack Burton and Mathew Connor; two joinery apprentices, Adam Collins and Paul Shaw; and one apprentice plumber, Paige Wilson, who commented how delighted she was to be given this opportunity.

ashton roger pic3 croppedCasey apprentice, Aston Roger, recently came runner-up in the  Young Rising Star category at the Six Town Housing Community Star Awards 2014.

Nineteen year old Aston has been working with Casey since September last year and is undertaking an apprenticeship in general construction.

In the photo he is pictured holding his certificate, with Casey Site Manager, George O'Neill.

Casey's construction division has been given a boost with two exciting project wins in the North West.  The schemes reflect the increasing need for quality affordable housing and will help to alleviate increasing pressures on social housing waiting lists.  Both of these schemes were procured through the JV North Contractors' Framework.

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We are delighted to be working with Helena Partnerships again on an exciting new development of 27 properties in St Helens.

This is a design and build contract on an infill site between Egerton and Gower Streets.  The scheme comprises 17 two-bed, two storey houses and 10 three-bed, two storey houses.  The dwellings have been designed to achieve low energy and carbon emissions to meet current Building Regulations Part L, using thermally efficient and airtight construction.  Heating and hot water requirements will be met using condensing boilers.

The scheme will achieve Code for Sustainable Homes Level 3.

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Casey has recently completed a rural development at Holly Grove in Tabley, Cheshire, for Peaks and Plains Housing Trust.

The sensitively designed scheme comprises eight properties, including a bungalow, two-bedroom flexi homes and three-bedroom houses.  The development is now fully occupied with all homes allocated to people with a local connection.

The properties have been built to exacting standards, with flexibility in mind.  The two-bedroom homes can easily be converted to offer three bedrooms in order to accommodate a growing family, if needed.

In December, the Trust was joined by Santa and his entourage to welcome the new residents, with mulled wine, mince pies and carols sung by the choir from Hurdsfield Primary School.  Each resident was presented with a Christmas wreath from the team at Peaks and Plains to add some festive cheer.