Wayne Mason is a project manager with Fairhome Construction LTD. Wayne has been involved with a range of projects for Fairhome, including Mill Road and Nayland Road in Colchester, Sutton House in Bradford, Fernside Hall and Alexander House in Halifax, Denison House in Selby, Sun Woodhouse in Huddersfield, Oakhaven Care Home in Leeds and Burger Court in Bradford.
How long have you been working as a project manager for Fairhome Construction LTD?
“I have been working as a project manager at Fairhome for nearly a year, having previously been employed as a project manager at other companies.”
What does your role entail?
“As project manager it is my job to take a scope of works and adapt it to meet the needs of both the care provider and the people who live in the homes we create. This is achieved via regular site visits and meetings with the care manager.
“I have the overall responsibility for the successful initiation, planning, design, execution, monitoring, controlling and closure of the project.”
How did you first become involved with the construction industry?
“Prior to my role as a project manager, I worked as a warehouse manager for a printing manufacturer, but unfortunately I was made redundant. Following the redundancy, I enrolled at college on a full-time basis for four years, while working nights.
“After I left college, I started working for a construction company, undertaking refurbishment schemes. I remained with the same company for eight years, working my way up to a site manager/project manager before moving onto another company, taking the role of site manager/finishing manager. Here I gained a more rounded knowledge of the construction industry, as well as other trades.”
Images: Sutton House (left) and Burger Court (right) – two homes Wayne has project managed.
What do you enjoy most about your job?
“I enjoy many aspects of my job, from meeting new people and visiting different areas of the country, to working with our own site teams. It is great to take a project from start to finish and see the difference it makes to each person.”
What is the most challenging aspect of your role?
“The most challenging aspect of the role is ensuring the scope of works meet the demands of the care provider, while keeping the costs in line.”
What does it mean to you to be involved in the construction of ‘whole life’ homes?
“It means a great deal to me to be involved with the creation of ‘whole life’ homes. When I walk away from a project, I feel a sense of pride in what we have achieved, knowing we have made a difference to peoples’ lives.”
At the Fairhome Group, our aim is to make a difference to people’s lives, by providing ‘whole life’ homes, made to the best possible standard for the individual. Our company consists of four divisions – Fairhome Property Investments LTD, Fairhome Property Developments LTD, Fairhome Construction LTD and Fairhome Asset Management LTD – and we work towards meeting the needs of the most vulnerable people in society.