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St Cuthberts RC Business & Enterprise College

2014 MCS runners upSt Cuthberts RC Business & Enterprise College
Presented to: Ross Latham and The Site Team
Contractor: Carillion Building
Client: Inspiredspaces Rochdale Ltd

Seventy percent of this project in Rochdale, Lancashire required a three storey new build while the remaining thirty percent was refurbishment of the existing college, including extensions, demolitions & landscaping.

An interactive whiteboard salvaged from the old college area was employed to provide better briefings, and avoid operatives waiting for the latest notes before entering the site. The site team reviewed the college curriculum, and developed a small team to run appropriate workshops for different age groups. These included topics such as financial awareness, employability and community identification. Similar initiatives were extended to the eight feeder schools for the College. Further local school support was delivered by delaying the start of demolition operations to allow these schools to identify fixtures and equipment that could be recycled for their own use.

In the wider community, the office manager regularly visited a homeless centre in Manchester to interview and identify candidates for the site, and for other Carillion sites around Rochdale.

Underpinning these initiatives was a highly professional site team which delivered an extremely well-presented site committed to the best in considerate site practices.