Scheme’s GM visits Birse Civil sites

Photo of Edward Hardy on a Birse civil site

October 2008

The Scheme’s General Manager, Edward Hardy, and Scheme Marketing and Events Manager Hilary Kendrick recently visited two of Associate Member, Birse Civils’ sites in Shropshire. The purpose of the visits was to see first hand how they are implementing the Scheme’s Code of Considerate Practice on two very different projects.

The first site visited was the Lloyds Stabilisation project. Here, Birse is working a stone’s throw from the Ironbridge World Heritage site. Representatives of the site, along with the Ivor Goodsite mascot, have recently been involved with the local World Heritage Festival.

The second site to be visited was the Ironstone at Lawley project, near Telford, where Birse is organising the infrastructure for new areas of housing being developed by Barratt, Taylor Wimpey and Persimmon. Initiatives linked to this site included participation in the creation of a residents’ garden near one of the housing areas.

Photo of Edward Hardy and Hilary Kendrick on site

Edward Hardy commented: It is very rewarding to see the extraordinary measures that these sites have taken to achieve such a high level of performance against the Scheme’s Code of Considerate Practice. It is through this sort of commitment that sites show those around them that they are a good neighbour. They are a fine example of how sites can present a positive image of our industry.