New construction minister endorses Scheme

Photo of Shiriti Vadera

March 2008

Shriti Vadera,
Minister for Construction
The latest Minister for Construction, Shriti Vadera, has followed in the footsteps of her predecessors by offering her support to the Considerate Constructors Scheme.  

When a construction project is completed the impression of those who built
it will remain with local people for quite some time.

By encouraging constructors to be good neighbours – reducing noise, cutting waste and keeping to sociable working hours – the Considerate Constructors Scheme makes a huge difference to people living near building sites and improves the image of the industry.

I would encourage all construction companies to sign up and champion good practice.

Set up in 1997, the Scheme continues to go from strength to strength and now registers over 700 UK construction sites a month. Charged with the responsibility for improving the image of construction, the Scheme monitors all its registered sites to encourage improvements in working practices or to praise sites, where they are performing well.

Edward Hardy, General Manager of the Scheme, commented: “We are delighted to have again received support from the Government and are grateful to the Minister for recognising the benefits that registration with the Scheme has for the UK’s construction industry.”