Considerate Constructors Scheme launches star ratings

Grant Prior 8 years ago
Share

The Considerate Constructors Scheme has launched a new star ratings system to rank member sites.

From left to right: Peter Carlson, Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations, US Government; Matt Goldsworthy, Project Manager, BL Harbert International;  Bob Kay, Project Manager, Sir Robert McAlpine; and Pat Kelly, Works Manager, Sir Robert McAlpine.
From left to right: Peter Carlson, Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations, US Government; Matt Goldsworthy, Project Manager, BL Harbert International; Bob Kay, Project Manager, Sir Robert McAlpine; and Pat Kelly, Works Manager, Sir Robert McAlpine.

The ratings have been created in response to contractors and clients asking for an easy way to demonstrate their considerate credentials to the public.

The new US Embassy site at Nine Elms in Wandsworth is the first project to achieve the top 5 star rating.

The site, which is being constructed by B.L. Harbert International, in conjunction with Sir Robert McAlpine, is due to open next year.

Scheme Chief Executive Edward Hardy said: “The introduction of the star ratings system provides an easily identifiable and quantifiable way for the public, local community and workforce to understand the extent to which sites and companies are performing against the Scheme’s Code of Considerate Practice.

“This Code is designed to encourage the industry to improve the image of construction through caring about appearance, respecting the community, protecting the environment, securing everyone’s safety and valuing their workforce.

“We believe the introduction of these posters and certificates will help to present an even more positive image of the industry to the public”.

B.L. Harbert International Project Manager Matt Goldsworthy added: “B.L. Harbert is honoured to receive such recognition. It could not be possible without all of the hard work and dedication of all the people on site that have all contributed to make this happen”.

Sir Robert McAlpine’s Project Manager Bob Kay said: “At the New London Embassy we take pride in providing a working environment that not only attracts like minded personnel to the site but aims to do so in a way that demonstrates our commitment not only to the site and its personnel but also to the wider community.

“Receiving such recognition from the Considerate Constructors Scheme demonstrates that we are achieving this aim.”

Latest news

M&E sector leads rise in subcontractor tender activity

Tender activity grows in first quarter but concern about project delays remain
11 hours ago

Funding deal for Salford Michigan Tower job

Vermont Construction to build first 34-storey tower for developer X1
12 hours ago

Court fight continues for specialist hit by CCJ blunder

Screeding contractor still fighting bureaucracy seven months after incorrect filing
11 hours ago

Morgan Sindall bags £60m raft of NHS projects

Mid and South Essex NHS Trust plans six projects
1 day ago

Peri buys shoring and temporary bridge specialist Mabey Hire

Scaffolding and formwork specialist expands offer
1 day ago

Steel contractor Embrace targets £100m revenue

Growing structural steel specialist appoints COO
12 hours ago

Vinci/McAlpine go-ahead for £312m Midlands hospitals revamp

Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust gets full business case approval
1 day ago

Lendlease puts construction arm up for sale

After two decades of global expansion Lendlease retreats to Australia
2 days ago

Mount Anvil seals Isle of Dogs estate rebuild

Firm will build 300 new homes at East London's Tiller Road Estate
1 day ago

Northumbria Uni invites bids for £75m CHASE project

12-storey student block to be demolished for new Centre for Health and Social Equity
1 day ago

Civils firm Akela appoints former Robertson director as MD

Framework expert Robert Ogg to lead growth at Scottish contractor
1 day ago

McLaren to build new Hertfordshire primary school

Contractor to prioritise local suppliers on High Leigh Garden Village site
1 day ago

Developer picked for Stafford town centre regeneration

ION Developments will draw up detailed plans for mixed-use Eastgate scheme
1 day ago

Former Crossrail boss Mark Wild to lead HS2

Wild to bear down on spiralling costs and bring rejigged scheme in on time
3 days ago

Receivers in at £125m Manchester tower developer

Domis Construction walked away from scheme following doubts over funding
4 days ago

Costain A1 £260m dualling job finally gets go-ahead

Ministers sat on planning inspectors report for nearly three years
2 days ago

Election delays decision on Lower Thames Crossing

Planning decision on £1.2bn Luton airport expansion also pushed back six months
2 days ago

Caddick steps-in at former Lane End housing job

Contractor to restart phase of £262m scheme hit by administration
2 days ago

Plans in for Leeds iconic Tetley building revamp

Former brewing giant's HQ to become indoor market and offices
2 days ago

BAM wins first phase of North Devon hospital revamp

New staff accommodation to kick-off hospital redevelopment
2 days ago

McAlpine pulls out of £55m Carlisle Citadels project

University of Cumbria starts hunt for replacement contractor
1 week ago

Strabag UK suffers further big trading loss

Austrian contractor is gearing up for major presence in the UK market
6 days ago

Durham Uni picks UPP for £130m student scheme

Firm will deliver 1,000 self-catered bed spaces
6 days ago

Architects now upbeat after 10-months of work gloom

Larger practices see rising workloads in next three months
6 days ago

Motorist dies after collision with road paver

Police Scotland investigating fatal crash
1 week ago

McLaren Living appoints HG Construction for £69m scheme

Build to Rent scheme will transform former vacant car park site in Leeds city centre
1 week ago

Squibb liquidator probes £2m of “missing” plant

Machinery, cars and scrap metal have disappeared at demolition specialist
1 week ago

Galliford Try to re-enter affordable homes market

Contractor sets out new five-year plan to build margin to 4%
1 week ago

Former Sellar chief to lead civils contractor Kilnbridge

Owen Dannatt joins as new CEO as founder Dermot McDermott becomes Chairman
1 week ago

Hunt starts for nuclear fusion plant construction partner

Fusion energy plant to be built at West Burton coal power station site.
1 week ago

Contractor services