Spalding Western Relief Road

Eurovia

Construction Project Overview

The Eurovia Contracting North project involves constructing the first section of the Spalding Western Relief Road (SWRR) for Lincolnshire County Council. This initial 1.1 km section runs across farmland, connects to a roundabout on the B1356, and includes a new bridge crossing the Peterborough to Lincoln railway line. Eurovia Contracting North has been awarded a Considerate Constructors Scheme Gold National Site Award for the incredible standards upheld during the project in 2023. The project team has been committed to high standards of construction and upholding the Scheme’s Code of Considerate Practice.

Project Highlights

The project team prioritised a positive industry image, promptly addressing community questions and concerns. They developed comprehensive social value and employment/skills plans, which included initiatives like attending local school career fairs and providing short-term work placements. A recent highlight was the construction of a large mock road layout in a local park, enabling children to practice cycling skills safely. This initiative demonstrated the company’s dedication to community outreach. The project also emphasised minimising environmental impact with a certified environmental management system.

Innovations & Best Practices

The site team excelled in raising construction standards. Their CCS-approved good practice initiative included the 12-week SEND Work Experience programme, educating students about industry opportunities through a mix of on-site and online learning. Additionally, the best practice Dementia Friends Initiative, developed with The Alzheimer’s Society, highlighted the challenges faced by dementia sufferers around construction sites and provided resources like the “I’m a dementia friend” helmet sticker. People suffering from dementia could be negatively affected by construction, and this training helped site staff identify and assist those navigating worksites while implementing practical changes to lessen site challenges.

Respecting the Community

The project team valued effective community engagement and respectful conduct. They’d received training for identifying and supporting those near the site who might have been living with dementia or autism. Social value and employment/skill plans offered work experience and apprenticeships in conjunction with TrAC.

Caring for the Environment

The project demonstrated a commitment to environmental responsibility through its certified environmental management system, including measures to prevent pollution of nearby watercourses. The company’s carbon reduction plan aimed for net-zero emissions by 2050. To reduce their carbon footprint, the project utilised eco-friendly site accommodations, hybrid generators, battery-powered equipment, and low-carbon concrete. They participated in a “Workplace in Bloom” competition, creatively using recycled materials for planters.

Valuing the Workforce

The site team championed wellbeing and encouraged a no-blame culture, with thorough reporting of safety improvement suggestions. The company invested in mental health awareness, aiming to train staff as mental health first aiders and organising monthly well-being events. To attract interest at careers fairs, they planned to use VR headsets to demonstrate construction activities. They partnered with YPLP to support young people who were NEET or had SENDs, and a ‘Step-up’ programme helped workers transition into management roles.

Congratulations to the team for these outstanding performance levels.

Award Level
Gold

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