CCS launches inaugural National Ultra Site Awards

Edward Hardy

THE Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) has launched its first national awards scheme for Ultra Sites.

Nine distinct categories have been announced including the Collaboration Award, Innovation of the Year Award and Construction’s First Impressions Award.

Ultra Sites were introduced by the CCS to raise the considerate credentials of construction sites and their supply chains. They represent the highest level of attainment within the scheme.

The first Scottish project to achieve Ultra Site status was the new Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre, being built by Robertson Construction.

The inaugural National Ultra Site Awards will take place in London on 12 July. One award winner from the nine categories will also receive the title of Ultra Site of the Year.

CCS chief executive Edward Hardy said, “The National Ultra Site Awards represent a significant chapter in the progress of the construction industry to reach new unprecedented levels of considerate construction across the entire supply chain. These Awards recognise and celebrate this unwavering commitment to improving the image and reputation of the industry. We look forward to recognising their success at the upcoming 2018 National Ultra Site Awards.”

The awards are being presented by Dr David Hancock, construction director at the Infrastructure and Projects Authority (IPA), Cabinet Office. He said, “The industry is facing new challenges around how it operates, and it is crucial for the industry to promote a positive image and continue to strengthen its reputation.

“I am pleased to see how the concept of collaboration, through the Ultra Sites model, has rapidly begun to establish itself as a beacon for what can be achieved when the industry works together, to strive for the highest standards. I look forward to presenting at the forthcoming inaugural National Ultra Site Awards ceremony in July.”