2012 National Site Awards
The Considerate Constructors Scheme’s 2012 National Site Award ceremonies, which celebrate the most considerate construction sites of 2011, have now completed.
This year, from over 8500 eligible Site Registrations, only 692 awards were presented to sites that showed the highest levels of consideration towards their local neighbourhood, the public, their workforce and the environment. A total of 371 Bronze Awards, 232 Silver Awards and 88 Gold Awards were presented to the highest scoring 7.5% of registered sites that completed last year.
From the 88 Gold Award winners, just 21 sites were shortlisted and considered for the prestigious Most Considerate Site Award. Twenty of these sites were awarded with not only a Gold Award, but also with a Most Considerate Site Runner-up trophy to recognise their achievement.
Only one site is presented with the much coveted title of UK’s Most Considerate Site, and this year, the honour has gone to McLaughlin & Harvey Ltd due to their outstanding efforts on the Sainsbury’s Ballymena site located in County Antrim, Northern Ireland.
With exceptionally high scores against the Site Code of Considerate Practice, the Scheme’s Monitor commented:
“This short duration site showed the highest levels of partnership, community outreach, respect for people and innovation. Its outstanding performance is a tribute to the efforts of all who take part in considerate construction.”
The awards were attended by over 3000 guests across 11 ceremonies held in Edinburgh, Manchester and London. This year’s award ceremonies were presented by leading industry figures, including Michael Levack, Chief Executive of the Scottish Building Federation; Chris Blythe, Chief Executive of the Chartered Institute of Building; Derek Bostock, National President of the Federation of Master Builders; and Paul Morrell OBE, Government's Chief Construction Adviser.
Chairman of the Considerate Constructors Scheme, Robert Biggs, commented:
"Since the Considerate Constructors Scheme started some 15 years ago we have been privileged to witness an extraordinary transformation in the industry, hugely exceeding our own expectations. Companies of every size have made exceptional commitments to the principles of considerate construction, and as a result have made the UK industry a world leader in considerate standards.
It would, perhaps, have been understandable if the very difficult economic situation had caused standards to fall a little in recent times, but in fact the candidates for the 2012 National Site Awards have proved the complete opposite. Innovation and sheer effort clearly thrive in all areas and the bar has been raised yet again.
The award winners this year should be particularly proud of their achievement, and I congratulate them heartily. The great thing about the awards, and indeed the Scheme in general, is that it is an ongoing process with good ideas shared and further encouragement stimulated. I have no doubt that 2013 will see yet more innovation, more committed effort and more deserved awards, while the overall image of the UK construction industry becomes even better and stronger."
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