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Considerate Constructors Scheme names winners of 2019 National Ultra Site Awards

July 23rd, 2019 Comments off

The UK’s best-performing Ultra Sites have been revealed at this year’s Considerate Constructors Scheme’s 2019 National Ultra Site Awards ceremony.

Highways England’s A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon Improvement Scheme Ultra Site was crowned with the highest honour at this year’s awards, winning the coveted ‘2019 Ultra Site of the Year Award’.  

This year, there were a total of ten Ultra Site award categories and, for the first time, the top-performing supplier within six of these award categories were also honoured with a special individual recognition award.

The winning Ultra Sites are:

Client Recognition Award: The National Space Centre, Leicester

Led by contractor: Woodhead Group

Collaboration Award: A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon Improvement Scheme

Led by contractor: A14 Integrated Delivery Team

Community Engagement Award: The National Space Centre, Leicester

Led by contractor: Woodhead Group

Constructions First Impressions Award: The Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre

Led by contractor: Robertson Construction Group – Major Projects

Environmental Best Practice Award: Highways Partnering Agreement, Term Service Contract, Nottinghamshire

Led by contractor: Tarmac Trading Ltd

Fairness, Inclusion and Respect Award: A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon Improvement Scheme

Led by contractor: A14 Integrated Delivery Team

Future Constructors Award: Les Quennevais School, Jersey

Led by contractor: ROK Regal Construction

Workforce Wellbeing Award: Smart Motorways Project M23

Led by contractor: Kier Highways

Innovation of the Year Award: The Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre

Led by contractor: Robertson Construction Group – Major Projects

Ultra Site of the Year Award: A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon Improvement Scheme

Led by contractor: A14 Integrated Delivery Team

The winners of the individual recognition awards for Suppliers are:

Collaboration Award: BDV Recovery Ltd

Community Engagement Award: Munnelly Support Services

Environmental Best Practice Award: Wernick Hire Ltd

Fairness, Inclusion and Respect Award: J L Knight Roadworks

Future Constructors Award: J L Knight Roadworks

Workforce Wellbeing Award: Munnelly Support Services

Hundreds of guests from the UK’s top-performing Ultra Sites gathered at the prestigious venue of Plaisterers’ Hall in central London on 18 July for the Awards ceremony, which was presented by Ann Bentley, the Construction Leadership Council lead on Supply Chain and Business Models.

The aim of Ultra Sites is to achieve ever greater integration of a contractor’s supply chain to meet and exceed the Scheme’s Code of Considerate Practice. Being the highest level of attainment in consideration and best practice, they are the pinnacle of excellence across the construction industry.

Considerate Constructors Scheme Chief Executive Edward Hardy said: “Special congratulations to each award-winning Ultra Site and award-winning Supplier who have set the bar of considerate construction to an exceptional level. Congratulations also to each finalist, whose efforts in driving greater collaboration across their supply chain is commended.

“Ultra Sites represent a real turning point for the construction industry, by providing a way for the industry to work more collaboratively and realise the benefits of this greater integration for their workforce, community and environment. The winners and finalists of these awards range from small scale local projects through to large scale regional multi billion pound projects. This clearly shows how the Ultra Site model can be embraced by any type of construction activity, no matter the size, scale or budget.

“Thank you to everyone involved in making Ultra Sites such a success. We look forward to its continuing growth and development as the model to achieve greater standards in considerate construction throughout the supply chain.”

Click here to view the 2019 Ultra Site Award winners.

To find out more about Ultra Sites, click here.

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MILESTONE FOR CITY’S REGENERATION CELEBRATED AT LIVERPOOL WATERS’ PRINCES DOCK

July 23rd, 2019 Comments off

Recently, boutique property agency Redwing Living, was joined by Vermont Construction Group and Peel L&P at Princes Dock, to witness the topping out of the £21 million residential development, Plaza 1821.

The first development to reach this stage at Princes Dock as part of Peel L&P’s wider Liverpool Waters regeneration scheme, Plaza 1821 will offer 105 one and two bedroom apartments along with dedicated amenity space on the ground floor.

The scheme is just a stone’s throw away from the Three Graces – the Royal Liver Building, Cunard Building and Port of Liverpool Building – that give the city its iconic waterfront.

Plaza 1821 is named after the year Princes Dock opened and will be a private rental sector (PRS) development, undertaken by Peel L&P. The development is managed by Redwing Living – a Liverpool-based property company which is a subsidiary of the Regenda Group – and built by contractors Vermont Construction Group.

Darran Lawless, development director at Liverpool Waters part of Peel L&P, said:

“Plaza 1821 is the first of three PRS developments to start on site at Princes Dock and is one of numerous schemes underway a part of the Liverpool Waters masterplan, so this is an incredibly important milestone for us. It has been a pleasure to work with the team at Regenda helping us turn the vision into reality, creating a high-quality residential space with spectacular views of the River Mersey and the surrounding waterfront.

“We look forward to seeing this part of Princes Dock and the wider scheme progress even further over the coming months and years, helping us to create homes, jobs and a new community breathing life back into our historic docklands.”

Fiona Coventry, managing director of Redwing Living, said:

“The topping out ceremony marks a significant moment in the development of this landmark project for Redwing Living and The Regenda Group. 

“The internal designs for Plaza 1821 are fantastic and we are looking forward to seeing the individual apartments and commercial space progress over the coming months.

“Plaza 1821 will be a state-of-the art residential scheme and part of one of Liverpool’s most iconic developments, Liverpool Waters. We are looking forward to welcoming residents in 2020.”

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