Tameside projects walked away with two gold medals at a Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) awards event in March.
The CCS National Site Awards took place in locations across the country at the end of March, and local businesses and organisations attended the North West awards in The Lowry Theatre, Salford.
The CCS is an independent non-profit-making organisation founded in 1997 by the construction industry to improve its image. Since 1999, the CCS has been rewarding the UK’s most considerate construction sites for the contributions they make towards improving the image of construction. The awards judges look at the measures a site or project has put in place to be more considerate towards local neighbourhoods and the public, workforce and the environment.
Construction firms and other companies working on construction projects in the North West were in the running for Gold, Silver and Bronze awards as well as the Most Considerate Site title at the regional awards presentation in the Lowry in March. Due to their high calibre of considerate construction, two Tameside projects won the coveted Gold Award.
International integrated support services business, Carillion, won a CCS Gold Award for their work on the flagship Vision Tameside development in Ashton-under-Lyne town centre. Carillion attributed their award success to their dedication to community engagement, with early consultation and a comprehensive programme of community events which minimised the impact of the work. The project also benefitted from ambitious environmental management targets across all areas, another factor in their winning profile.
Tameside Council were also winners of a Gold award. The organisation’s remodelling of the historic and bustling Ashton Market Ground in the town centre of Ashton-under-Lyne was chosen by judges who noted the impeccable image the project presented in the local area.
The Ashton Market Ground site team used high quality promotional displays and informative signs and notices, including a community board, to engage the local community with the project. Branding and corporate values were also strongly promoted via social media, and this promotion facilitated public feedback on the project. Awarding the sought after CCS Gold Award, judges noted the project’s extensive provision for the safety and wellbeing of the workforces as well as notable efforts to promote careers in the industry to school and college leavers.
Isabel Martinson, CCS Executive Chairman, said:
‘Every award-winning site is a beacon of best practice – making significant strides to continually improve the image and reputation of the UK construction industry.
‘The scheme is hugely proud of the efforts of these top-performing sites and we thank them for their hard work, dedication and commitment to achieve ever higher standards in considerate construction.’