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The ongoing £78m Ulster Hospital Phase B development scooped Gold and Most

Considerate Site Runner-up Awards at the Scheme’s National Site Awards 2015, and

a Silver National Site Award in 2014.



December 2015

Issue 39

Ulster Hospital redevelopment

The multi award-winning project

involves the construction of a

seven-storey generic ward block

with 288 ensuite bedrooms,

facilitating day surgery, endoscopy

and angiography services. The plan

also encompasses a main hospital


Outlining how registering with

the Scheme has benefited the

project, John Wilson said: “Central

to the Graham-Bam Healthcare

Partnership (GBHP) is to ensure our

business is carried out in a safe,

sustainable manner that is socially

responsible and respectful of the


“Our key company priority areas

are ensuring safety and health,

protecting the environment,

supporting our local communities,

investing in our people and

working in partnership with our

joint venture partners and the local

South Eastern Health Trust.

“These areas are well supported by

the Scheme’s Code of Considerate

Practice by encouraging us to

continually improve in every


He added: “We utilise the Scheme

Monitor’s reports, allowing us

to share good practice and

improvement opportunities

through our supply chain, many

of whom have never worked on a

Considerate Constructors Scheme

site before – and to challenge

ourselves to provide innovative


A key part of the project’s success

to date was initial preparation

for the Scheme. GBHP undertook

in-depth preliminary research

to ascertain the unique nature

of Ulster Hospital and pinpoint

where it could incorporate as many

successful practices as possible.

John said: “CCS standards were

incorporated into the site

procedures and rules. These

were sent to all contractors prior

to appointment to ensure they

were aware of what was expected

beforehand and familiar with these

requirements upon arrival.

“The Code of Considerate Practice

is included in the site multi-lingual

SHE training induction.

“Through continuous reflection

and liaison with all the stakeholders

in the project, we are able to seize

new opportunities for measures

that fit well with the Scheme, and