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GOLD AWARDWINNERS

60

May 2015

Issue 36

Project name:

University of Leicester Centre

for Medicine

Presented to:

The Centre for Medicine Site Team

Contractor:

Willmott Dixon Construction Ltd

Client:

University of Leicester

Project name:

Bedworth and Mayfield Extra Care

Presented to:

James Donnelly

Contractor:

Willmott Dixon Housing Ltd

Client:

Housing 21

On a college campus site near Leicester city centre, this project involves the construction of a state-of-the-art medical research

and teaching building with three towers linked by glass-roofed atria.

Every aspect of this site, from its immaculate physical presentation to the operatives’ removal of work boots and hi-vis

clothing before leaving each day, creates a class-leading impression of the construction industry. All visitors are treated with

exceptional consideration, courtesy and respect, and the fullest support is extended to apprentices and work placements

engaged on the site. With an active university campus surrounding the works, particular commitment was given to ensuring

that noise, dust or any other nuisance was avoided, and that the running of the university was unaffected.

Environmental management of the project was of equal importance with the creation of a building to Passivhaus standards,

requiring the highest levels of environmental awareness, monitoring and communication. Similarly high scores for safety

observation and welfare support confirmed a site working at the highest levels of considerate construction, providing a

superb advertisement for the industry.

Prominently located in the busy centre of Bedworth, Warwickshire, this project comprised the construction of 74 two-bed

apartments with communal kitchen and extra care facilities for residents.

The complexity of the site operations required a high level of planning and organisation, which also brought together the

various trade companies and individuals to deliver a wide range of community support initiatives. These included many

goodwill gestures for nearby residents, donations to a golf tournament and support for a local fundraising garden party. The

site arranged an inter-school competition to name the new development, with a prize awarded to the winning school and

Ivor Goodsite attending the naming ceremony. Site visits for local schoolchildren were arranged, work experience placements

facilitated, and Job Centre applicants were supported in obtaining CSCS cards.

Site personnel were encouraged to take pride in the appearance of the site, as its representatives. A strict cleaning regime

resulted in immaculate presentation at all times. With exceptional standards in all sections of the Code of Considerate Practice,

the site displayed a first-rate image on behalf of the company and the industry.