Industry recognition for Robertson’s considerate construction

Redwell Primary kids given the construction site experience
Redwell Primary kids given the construction site experience

ROBERTSON, the integrated infrastructure, support services and construction group, has had eight projects nominated for the Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) prestigious industry awards.

The winners will be announced at the industry body’s National Site Awards ceremony in Edinburgh on Monday, 13 April.

All sites registered with the scheme, which aims to improve the image of the construction industry, can enter the awards. Entries are evaluated on the measures a site has taken to be more considerate of local communities, the public, the workforce and the environment.

Robertson has been registering sites with CCS and adhering to its Code of Considerate Practice for over seven years.

The eight projects up for awards this year are: Harris Academy, Dundee; Central Bellsmyre Housing, West Dunbartonshire; Brechin Community Campus, Angus; Redwell Primary School, Alloa; Pennywell Housing, Edinburgh; The Albus, Glasgow; Glen Ord Distillery, Ross-shire and The Arke Kilbeg in Skye.

Recognised for its extensive engagement with the surrounding community, Harris Academy has interacted with local school, college and university students and has held neighbour open days and visits for community groups.

Robertson also gave presentations on the project and held a charity barbecue.

The Bellsmyre Housing Development received high praise from the Considerate Constructors Scheme Monitor for community and workforce involvement. This included working with the local primary school to create a unique learning initiative called Robertson Reporters. Pupils visited the site and learned about the project before recounting their experiences back to their classmates.

Additionally, Robertson had to overcome environmental challenges during the development with the Knowle Burn running deep underground on-site. The construction company therefore appointed its own environmental champion to work in association with the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA).

Derek Shewan, Chief Operating Officer for Robertson Construction Group, said, “We are tremendously proud that these projects have been recognised with nominations for the Considerate Constructors Scheme awards.

“At Robertson, we pride ourselves on working closely and creatively with local communities to ensure we maintain a positive image and bring lasting benefits to our projects’ neighbours.

“It is gratifying to see the high number of projects that have been shortlisted for these prestigious awards, which demonstrates our commitment to consistently going above and beyond to build good relationships with local communities.”