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Project Fox, Carlton Park

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2014 MCS runners upProject Fox, Carlton Park
Presented to: Noel O'Connell and Warren Pickance
Contractor: Mace Ltd
Client: Santander UK

Located on a semi-rural business park near Leicester, this major project was the second phase construction and fit out of two four-storey data centres, together with extensive site infrastructure.

This was a large, sensitive and complex project, with security demands limiting access to various site areas to only those with appropriate passes. Despite these additional difficulties, the site team was exceptionally cohesive and showed great commitment to considerate practices. The welfare facilities were of an exemplary standard and included male and female toilets, showers, lockers, a prayer room and a 400 seat restaurant. An outside seating area was also provided to take advantage of warmer weather.

Neighbour and community liaison was maintained through a mixture of regular newsletters and personal visits. Outreach programmes included the sponsorship of awards at a local college and support for ex-offenders in trying to find and win suitable jobs. A ‘Meet the Buyer’ event was organised to identify a number of local suppliers.

This site scored highly in all considerate areas, underlining their clear commitment to improving the image of construction.