Ultra Sites Programme Praised for Raising Standards
16th October 2023
Construction company Henry Boot, who works across Yorkshire, Humberside and the East Midlands has recently championed CCS’s pioneering Ultra Site programme for helping them deliver exceptional value at two of its construction projects.
The first is a housing development in York (The Cocoa Works) for the Clarion Housing Group, while the second is a multi-function housing and commercial development called the Elshaw House and Cambridge Street Collective, managed by Sheffield City Council as part of its city centre regeneration plans. The ‘Cocoa Works’ redevelopment of the renowned Rowntree Chocolate Factory in York is delivering 279 apartments, while preserving the building's iconic heritage. Meanwhile, the Elshaw House and Cambridge Street Collective projects in Sheffield are part of the city’s £470m "Heart of the City" development program. Elshaw House is also Sheffield's first zero carbon-ready office building, while Cambridge Street Collective is delivering a new 20,000 sq ft food hall.
Improving Construction in Yorkshire
Henry Boot is a Partner of the CCS, meaning it commits to register all of its construction sites with us and in doing so, contributes to improving the image of the industry as a whole. By embracing our Ultra Site programme at these projects, it’s taking an even bigger step towards enhancing construction standards across its landmark Yorkshire sites.
The Ultra Site Programme aims to establish industry-leading standards in all on-site and supply chain processes, guided by our Code of Considerate Practice. As Ultra Sites, these iconic sites have agreed to enhanced Monitoring from CCS, pushing for continuous excellence but also benefitting from double the advice from our expert Monitors on how to maintain top performance in the areas of workforce, environment and community.
Setting Exemplary Standards
Additionally, Ultra Sites contribute to raising standards across the industry by agreeing to register a percentage of their supply chain with CCS too. This encourages and enables sites and their supply chains to operate at the pinnacle of construction standards in key areas such as environmental sustainability, workforce wellbeing, and community relations.
Ian Gresser, Head of Operations at Henry Boot, commented on the value of being part of the Ultra Sites initiative:
The Ultra Site programme aligns with our progressive values as a business, and we are proud to have two sites registered as Ultra Sites within Yorkshire. Working with CCS to develop Ultra Sites has allowed us to push our company forward. The Scheme has been a significant step-change for the construction industry, holding construction companies and their supply chains to account and assisting the industry in maintaining higher standards than ever before.
The Ultra Site Impact
Reflecting on the Ultra Site programme, Amit Oberoi, Executive Chairman of the Considerate Constructors Scheme is proud to see it making such a difference on the ground:
The Ultra Site programme is a great way to turbo-charge the adoption and spread of best practices across the industry. It’s a challenging commitment, designed to raise standards in construction, build trust in clients and the public, and ultimately help to improve the image of construction as a whole. It’s fantastic to see Henry Boot Construction, one of our Partners, embracing this programme so wholeheartedly and enthusiastically.
Over 22 sites across the UK and Ireland are currently committed to setting exemplary standards by joining the Ultra Site programme, with more continuing to join. Learn more about this transformative initiative and its continual development on our dedicated Ultra Sites page and learn who these 22 leading sites are.
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