Scheme receives Royal Charter Award for Excellence

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A proactive initiative aimed at improving the image of the construction industry throughout the United Kingdom has been awarded a Royal Charter Award for Excellence in Construction by the Worshipful Company of Constructors.

The Considerate Constructors Scheme, which was launched in 1997, has been awarded the prestigious accolade for demonstrating outstanding performance within the construction industry.

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 The Royal Charter Award for Excellence

Building sites and construction organisations of all types and size register with the Scheme to demonstrate their commitment to considerate practice. Members of the Scheme agree to adhere to the Code of Considerate Practice and have their performance monitored, and today over 74,000 sites have signed up.

The Olympic Park, Crossrail, The Shard, Media City in Manchester and the 2014 Commonwealth Games Athletes Village in Scotland are just a few of the most recent well-known UK sites to have signed up to the Scheme since 1997.

This is only the second Royal Charter Award for Excellence awarded by the Worshipful Company of Constructors, with the first awarded in 2012 to Howard Shiplee, Delivery Director of the Olympic project.

CCS team celebrate Royal Charter Award for Excellence

The Scheme received the Royal Charter Award on the 12th February at Stationers' Hall, London

Commenting on being awarded the Royal Charter Award, Edward Hardy, Chief Executive of the Scheme said: "This is a fantastic accolade which we're very proud of. The industry has demonstrated unwavering support for the Scheme, even through the recent recession. Ever increasing registration numbers show that sites and companies gain tangible benefit from being registered including better relations with surrounding communities and having a recognised hallmark for their commitment to high standards."

Alan Longhurst, Master of the Worshipful Company of Constructors, commented: "The Considerate Constructors Scheme has made an outstanding contribution towards developing communities, improving site welfare and protecting the environment for the many hundreds of sites that have signed up to the Scheme.

"The Scheme has become integral to the UK construction industry and a recognised champion for the promotion of best practice across sites and companies of all sizes. They are a credit to the industry."

For more information about the Scheme, click here.

Top image: Alan Longhurst presenting Edward Hardy with the Royal Charter Award