Considerable milestone achieved for UK construction industry

Barratt London celebrates as the 90,000th Site Registration with Considerate Constructors Scheme 90000 Site RegistrationLondon, United Kingdom, 23 March 2016: The Considerate Constructors Scheme – the national Scheme to improve the image of the construction industry – has reached a formidable milestone; registering 90,000 construction sites. This historic registration was made by one of the country’s leading house builders Barratt London, for the high profile Nine Elms Point development in London. Barratt London is also working with Sainsbury’s Supermarkets Ltd, who are the Considerate Constructors Scheme’s founder member Client Partner, and housing association L&Q to deliver 645 new homes, a new 80,000 sq ft Sainsbury’s store and 27,000 sq ft of local shops, restaurants and office space at Nine Elms Point. Following its first registration in 1997, the Scheme has become an integral part of the construction landscape and a strongly recognisable sight with its banners and posters adorning hoardings throughout the country. One of the very few organisations to be monitoring the industry’s progress and sharing best practice on-the-ground, the Scheme undertakes around 13,000 visits to sites, companies and suppliers per year. Considerate Constructors Scheme Chief Executive Edward Hardy commented: “The Scheme is immensely proud to reach this momentous milestone of 90,000 registered sites; it is a phenomenal achievement. “We are delighted to present Barratt London with the 90,000th Site Registration to mark this occasion. The collaboration on the Nine Elms Point site between Barratt London, Sainsbury’s and L&Q epitomises the value of working together to achieve even higher levels of performance as considerate constructors. “Since the Scheme was first established 19 years ago, registered sites, clients, companies and suppliers have strived for ever better performance across all aspects of our Code of Considerate Practice. However, there are still huge amounts to be done, and we look forward to helping the industry raise these standards even further.” Simon Garrett, Operations Director for Barratt London said: “Barratt London has supported and registered with the Considerate Constructors Scheme for many years. The Scheme started in 1997 as a non-profit making organisation, with a sole purpose of improving the image of the construction industry. “Barratt London has undertaken substantial community engagement at Nine Elms Point since October 2013. We have built strong relationships with local residents and regularly update the local community on construction work progress. We hold an annual summer BBQ on-site that is a hit with many local residents and attend regular meetings to inform other developers involved in the wider scheme of our community engagement work. As part of our commitment, we expect to make improvements to the Wandsworth Road – including widening the highway, installation of new road drainage and realignment of the traffic lights.” David Parnell, Sainsbury’s Construction and Delivery Manager for the South said: “As a Considerate Constructors Scheme’s Client Partner, we register all sites under our control to the Scheme.  We are extremely proud to see Nine Elms as the 90,000th Site Registration overall – we believe in striving for the very best in not only what we do but how we do it at our sites. Our store, which we expect to complete in the summer of this year, will not only bring extra choice for local shoppers but will also bring jobs for local people, as well as community support in the form of choosing a local charity to support and providing sporting equipment through our Active Kids scheme.” Andy Rowland, Land & Projects Director at L&Q added: “It’s great to see Nine Elms deliver the Considerate Constructor Scheme’s 90,00th Site Registration. The Scheme plays an important role within the industry in helping to drive up standards and improve the image of construction. It’s apt that one of the most transformational development sites in London, which will provide hundreds of homes across all tenures, is also doing its part to transform the image of construction.” Click here for further information about Site Registration.  

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