FOUR sites have shared the title of Most Considerate Site at the Considerate Constructors Scheme’s (CSS) 2016 National Site Awards.
Costain, Gentoo Construction, Robert Woodhead Ltd and Walter Thompson (Contractors) Ltd were each awarded the accolade. This year ‘value bands’ were introduced, enabling sites to be assessed against projects of similar value.
The value bands are: Under £500k; £500k to <£5m; £5m to <£10m and £10m and over.
The winning sites were:
- Denton Green Bungalows project – Robert Woodhead Ltd (under £500k)
This project involved the construction of four new-build bungalows on a brownfield site in a recognised area of social deprivation in Broxtowe, Nottinghamshire.
- Linthorpe School Extension and Refurbishment – Walter Thompson (Contractors) Ltd (£500k to <£5m)
This project was the construction of a single-storey classroom and office extension in Linthorpe, Middlesbrough.
- The Cheviots – Gentoo Construction (£5m to <£10m)
This project was the construction of a 40-bed extra care home, alongside six new bungalows in Ashington, Northumberland.
- A556 Knutsford to Bowdon Improvement Scheme – Costain (£10m and over)
This scheme was the construction of a 4.7 mile section of main road, together with associated bridges and underpasses in Cheshire.
Over 3000 guests from construction sites of all different sizes attended award ceremonies in Edinburgh, London and Manchester.
The Scheme presented a total of 932 National Site Awards. In addition to the four Most Considerate Site awards, there were 430 Bronze, 293 Silver and 173 Gold and 32 Most Considerate Site Runners-Up.
Edward Hardy, chief executive of the Considerate Constructors Scheme, said, “Every year, the Scheme is taken aback by the many different ways contractors demonstrate their considerate credentials. This year has been no exception, with project teams across the UK serving as beacons of best practice.
“Special congratulations go to each of the 2016 Most Considerate Sites. These sites have shown truly exceptional performance, making tremendous efforts in going way above and beyond compliance with the Scheme – taking considerate construction to a new level.
“They have worked with enthusiasm and dedication to ensure that they showcase the very best of the construction industry, helping to make construction a more attractive career choice.
“This year’s introduction of value bands underlines that no matter what size or scale of construction site, consideration towards the community, workforce and environment makes a marked difference in improving the image of the industry.”