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VolkerRail enjoys success at Considerate Constructors Scheme Awards

A joint venture involving VolkerRail, in Manchester, has been awarded a Silver Award in the Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) National Site Awards 2015.

The National Site Awards recognise construction sites across the UK and showcase the contribution companies make to improve the image of the construction industry.    

The MPT Joint Venture, which consists of VolkerRail, Laing O’Rourke and Thales, won the award, for their Manchester Metrolink Airport Line project by demonstrating a well presented, tidy site that portrayed a positive image of construction to employees, visitors and members of the general public.

Project director, Peter Jones commented on the award: “The Airport Line is a project that has focussed on the safety of its employees and members of the public. A huge amount of effort goes into setting up sites in an appropriate manner with the aim of portraying a positive image of the industry and minimising disruption to the public.

“Throughout the project, the team also worked hard to engage with the local community through initiatives such as school safety and career activities; participation in skills shows; or through area improvement activities including the donation of trees to community gardens and allotments.”

Stuart Spriggs, HSQE director said: “We are delighted to have achieved this award as it shows the tremendous importance VolkerRail places on working with local communities and leaving a positive legacy. We are very proud of the work our site teams are doing and work to ensure it continues in all current and future projects.”

During the 12 award ceremonies a total of 798 awards were presented with 99 achieving Gold Awards. 280 Silver and 387 Bronze were also won. In 2015, over 8,900 sites were eligible to win an award through their registration to the CCS.  

The CCS provides construction sites, companies and suppliers the opportunity to voluntarily register with the scheme and agree to abide by the code of considerate practice, designed to encourage best practice throughout the industry.