UK’s most considerate sites recognised in national construction awards

Six construction sites from around the country have earned themselves the accolade of being the nation’s ‘most considerate sites’ in a national awards ceremony.

The coveted title has been bestowed by the Considerate Constructors Scheme at its National Site Awards 2017 and is said to be one of the most coveted titles in the construction industry.

The National Site Awards recognise Scheme-registered sites that have demonstrated the very highest level of consideration in respect of the community, environment and workforce.

This year, sites were eligible to win the top accolade of ‘Most Considerate Site’ within the following six ‘project value bands’: Under £500,000; £500,000k to <£1 million; £1 million to <£5 million; £5 million to <£10 million; £10 million to <£50 million; and £50 million and over.
“Congratulations to all 2017 National Site Award winners. Winning an award with the Considerate Constructors Scheme is a huge achievement, as only the top-performing sites are eligible for such an accolade,” said Isabel Martinson, the Considerate Constructors Scheme’s executive chairman.

“The successes of award-winning sites demonstrate the importance of embedding the core principles of the Scheme’s Code of Considerate Practice, creating a positive long-term legacy for the local community, environment and workforce.

“Special congratulations to the Most Considerate Site award winners, who represent considerate construction at its very best. Each of these sites is a beacon of best practice for the industry, having clearly shown exceptional effort and commitment in pursuit of improving the image and reputation of the construction industry.”

The winning sites are:

• King Edward Skate Plaza: Robert Woodhead Ltd (Value Band 1: Under £500,000). This project involved the construction of a new skate park located in the King Edward Park, Sneinton, a short distance from Nottingham city centre.

• M&S Dulwich SF: Wates Smartspace (Value Band 2: £500,000 to <£1 million). This work involved the creation of an 800 sq. m. food hall within a retail unit located on a busy high street in Dulwich, South East London.

• Noah's Ark Children's Hospital for Wales Phase 2 Post Occupation Works: Interserve Construction Ltd (Value Band 3: £1 million to <£5 million). On the outskirts of Cardiff, this project comprised external works to complement the recently-completed Children’s Hospital for Wales.

• Discovery Academy: Carillion Construction Ltd (Value Band 4: £5 million to <£10 million). This project involved the construction of a new school in a residential area on the outskirts of Hattersley, near Hyde in Greater Manchester.

• Foyle College and Ebrington Primary School & Nursery: Heron Bros Ltd (Value Band 5: £10 million to <£50 million). This ongoing contract involves the construction of a new college, primary school and nursery on the site of a former army barracks in a residential area of Londonderry.

• Ulster Hospital Phase B2, General Ward Block: Graham Bam Healthcare Partnership (Value Band 6: £50 million and over). In the grounds of a large operational hospital in Dundonald, near Belfast, this work involves the ongoing construction of a new seven-storey ward building.

The awards ceremonies, which attract over 3,000 guests from construction sites of all different sizes across the UK, were held from 20 March - 7 April in Edinburgh, London and Manchester.

The 2017 National Site Awards applied to registered sites that completed in 2016.

The Scheme presented 848 National Site Awards out of a total of around 8,000 eligible to win an Award. In addition to the six Most Considerate Site Awards, there were 337 Bronze, 319 Silver and 156 Gold as well as 30 Most Considerate Site Runners-Up.

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