Seven VolkerWessels UK sites awarded Considerate Constructors Scheme Awards 2013

Seven VolkerWessels UK sites have been awarded a 2013 Considerate Constructors Scheme Award showing the dedication of the project teams to the local communities in which they work.

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VolkerStevin received the Most Considerate Site Runner-Up award for the Lower Todmorden and Walsden FAS Phase three project, given only to the top 26 Gold Award winning projects in the UK. The VolkerStevin team was highly commended for going above and beyond in helping the community during the floods of 2012. VolkerStevin also won a Bronze for both the Central Felixstowe Coast Protection Scheme and Duddington Sluice Replacement.

VolkerHighways received a Silver for the London Borough of Hackney Term Maintenance, where the team has been commended for its numerous initiatives such as the trialling of tactile traffic barriers to assist visually impaired pedestrians and reducing carbon emissions by integrating the use of bicycles instead of cars for supervisors travelling between sites in Hackney.

VolkerFitzpatrick received a Bronze award for both University Square Stratford and the Velocity Project, and VolkerFitzpatrick's Joint Venture with Hochtief received a Bronze for East Kent Access Phase Two. The two contractors for East Kent Access Phase Two were particularly commended for high levels of safety and responsibility as well as consideration for the environment and the neighbourhood.

The Considerate Constructors Scheme's National Site Awards are presented to construction sites, both large and small, that have raised the bar for considerate construction. The awards recognise sites' excellent standards of consideration towards their neighbours, their workforce and the environment.

Alan Robertson, VolkerWessels UK chief executive, said: "These awards are very important to VolkerWessels UK and we are delighted to have won an award for seven individual sites. We always strive to work collaboratively with the local communities we work within and it is great to see the level of commitment our employees have for this important part of their projects."