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February 2015

Issue 35



Mr Lilley said: “I believe that

registration mirrors our objectives.

The Code of Considerate Practice

and the Monitors’ Checklist are now

part of the site set up procedures.

“The scheme itself was issued with

a large variation, to construct a new

culvert, as part of the local flood

defence requirements. The culvert

was 320m long, 5m x 3m in section,

and 9m below ground level.

“This culvert split the site in

two and required significant

engineering excellence and

planning skills to ensure there

was no delays to the programme


Describing how registering with

the Scheme helped overcome

these challenges, Mr Lilley said: “I

believe that the Monitors’ Checklist

is an integral part in establishing a

site set up, and with the aspiration

to achieve innovation; we used this

to set the team a challenge in a

number of areas.

“This has been especially successful

in two areas, such as environment,

where we have engaged in new

ideas of powering the offices to

minimise the consumption during

periods of low occupancy.

“Additionally, community

engagement and the problems

faced with the discontent when we

first arrived on site, to the excellent

relationship we currently have –

following the Scheme’s Code was

integral in supporting our aims.”

One of VolkerFitzpatrick’s initial

goals for the site, strongly

supported by the values of CCS,

was to work very closely with its

client Hitachi Rail Europe (HRE), and

ensure that its initial work could be

rolled out over the 27-year client


Mr Smith said the result of this

approach had been Stoke Gifford

IEP becoming one of only 34

CITB Skills Academies in the UK,

providing training for 38 sub-

contract NVQs to date.

It had created six apprenticeships

on the project with the backing of

client HRE, in addition to providing

25 work placement opportunities

to local schools, colleges, and The

Prince’s Trust.

Other community initiatives

include engaging with a local

homeless charity, The Julian Trust,

donating food and goods to the

value of £1000 thanks to the

support of the whole site team.

VolkerFitzpatrick has also boosted

the total with a donation of £2,000

and HRE have vowed to keep this

relationship active for the next 27


Summing up the project’s success,

Mr Lilley said: “Our client, the values

of CCS and our overall project aim

of leaving a legacy have worked

hand in hand to getting where we

are today.

“I am proud to be heading up

a project and being part of a

company that holds these values,

and to get the backing of our client

encapsulates the whole aims of


Asked if he would recommend the

Scheme to other organisations, he


I believe that the

Monitors’ Checklist

is an integral part in

establishing a site

set up.

Caring for the community - Donating to local charity the Julian Trust. Pictured from

left to right: VolkerFitzpatrick’s Paul Lilley, Contracts Manager with Gill Fry, Workplace

Coordinator and Richard Drake, Treasurer of the Julian Trust

Yes, without hesitation.

Following the Code of

Considerate Practice is

essential in the overall

success of any project.