Scheme reaches 70,000 Site Registrations

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Celebrating 70,000 Site Registrations (from left to right): Scheme Chairman David Watson, Laing O'Rourke Operations Director Nick Fletcher, DP World Senior Engineering Manager David Lind, Scheme Chief Executive Edward Hardy and Scheme Monitor Eddie Challand.

The Considerate Constructors Scheme has celebrated its 70,000th Site Registration, just a little over a year since reaching 60,000.

This year the Scheme has been reporting that registrations for both site and company have been up compared with last year, and reaching the 70,000th Site Registration is a fantastic achievement in what has so far been a great year for the Scheme. More importantly, it means that the industry has remained committed to improving the image of construction despite some difficult years and has continued to operate at the highest levels of consideration for the benefit of the public, the workforce and the environment.

The 70,000th Site Registration belongs to Laing O'Rourke Infrastructure and their London Gateway Port project in Stanford-le-Hope, Essex for client DP World London Gateway. To celebrate this milestone, the Scheme travelled to the project on the 13th August to meet with Laing O'Rourke so that Scheme Chairman David Watson could present a commemorative plaque to Laing O'Rourke's Operations Director Nick Fletcher to mark the occasion.


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Nick Fletcher and David Watson

On accepting the plaque, Nick Fletcher commented: "Benefitting the communities we work in, and being considerate to the environment is a priority at Laing O'Rourke, so it's a pleasure to have the Considerate Constructors Scheme with us today at London Gateway Port. Reaching 70,000 registrations reinforces just how important a scheme like this is and shows the positive impact it's having on improving the image of the industry."

During the event, Laing O'Rourke talked to the Scheme about the project and gave a guided tour highlighting the great work that is taking place. London Gateway will provide unrivalled deep-sea shipping access to the largest consumer markets in the UK. The port's location, with its superior operational systems and service, will ensure ships load and unload as fast as possible, making London Gateway a world-class asset for the UK. Laing O'Rourke is principal contractor, currently working alongside Dredging International to deliver this unique development, located just 25 miles from central London. Using world-leading technology to increase productivity and reduce costs, the largest deep-sea container ships in the world will dock and unload using streamlined automated systems.

Commenting on the event and reaching 70,000 Site Registrations, David Watson said: "It is an honour and a privilege to be serving as Chairman of the Scheme and to have witnessed reaching 60,000 registrations and now 70,000. We all know that the industry has found the last few years very challenging but it is heartening to see that despite the doom and gloom, so many still take great pride in improving our image, and strive to make a real difference to the communities in which they work. I would like to thank Laing O'Rourke for their hospitality and look forward to the next 10,000 registrations."

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