A site manager for a homebuilder is celebrating after winning an industry award for the quality of his work.

Chris Doolan, 34, is in charge of construction at Jones Homes’ Moorfield Park development in Poulton-le-Fylde, and was over the moon to discover he had won his first Pride in the Job Quality Award this year.

The Pride in the Job Awards are organised by the National Housing Building Council (NHBC) evert year to give recognition to those who achieve the highest standards in construction.

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Only 444 site managers were chosen this year from more than 8,000 across the UK.

Chris, who lives in Preston, has been the site manager at Moorfield Park since 2018.

He said: “Everyone has been working very hard as a team for the past five years to be able to achieve this.

"We are still working on the construction of the fourth and final phase of Moorfield Park, so to win this award before everything is finalised really means a lot to us.”

Chris initially worked as a plumber after leaving school and completing a plumbing apprenticeship, making the move across to construction in 2013.

He worked for another homebuilder as an assistant site manager before joining Jones Homes as a site manager.

He said: “Everyone within the development works very hard together and we are all dedicated to creating the best outcome. This team effort is what helped us to win the award.

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“Being a site manager allows you to see the construction of a development from start to finish.

"One of my favourite things about my job is being able to see the end result, seeing the buyer getting their house and seeing them happy with the finished product.”

Chris will now be put forward to be considered for the next stage of the Pride in the Job competition.