2017 Considerate Constructors Success

Seven Sisk projects have been recognised with awards at the 2017 National Considerate Contractors Scheme Awards ceremonies held in Manchester and London
Gold Award and Runner-Up Most Considerate Site was awarded to Peabody, St Johns Hill project in south London (pictured);

  • This contract involved the construction of three blocks of residential properties on a social housing estate in Clapham Junction, South West London. Site appearance was quite outstanding, with both the client’s and c ontractor’s coloured branding most effectively displayed. This was complimented by clean and effective signage, and the entire workforce wearing five-point branded PPE. Community involvement was particularly comprehensive, with a full programme of activities in conjunction with schools and colleges to encourage young people into construction. These included supporting a local careers event and a girls’ careers conference at South Thames College. A designated Community Liaison Manager further enhanced community relations by attended a neighbour steering group. Environmental information was prominently displayed for the benefit of operatives and visitors and a comprehensive range of facilities was provided in clean and airy stacked eco-cabins, including a serviced canteen with healthy eating options. With a demonstration of industry best standards in all areas, this was an outstanding performance from a team clearly focused on improving the image of construction

Gold Award was awarded to English Cities Fund, Rathbone Market Plot 3 project, east London;

  • In Canning Town, East London, this project comprised the delivery of 216 new homes on a development with public squares, facilities for market traders, a library and a community centre. An outstanding appearance was further enhanced by hanging baskets to soften the image and a community-painted mural illustrating local history. Posters showing "what good looks like" were particularly noteworthy. A remarkable level of community engagement was maintained including charity support and community activities, together with school visits and competitions. Robust safety systems regularly achieved outstanding audit scores and the promotion of campaigns on behalf of cyclists and vulnerable road users was greatly appreciated. Environmental awareness was strongly promoted to the workforce through green travel plans and designated cycle routes. An active programme of workforce consultation was maintained, with monthly meetings and an open-door policy, allowing everyone to be heard. The identification of stress resulting from language barriers was addressed by providing access to tuition. The site embraced considerate construction with huge enthusiasm and achieved an outcome of great merit

Silver Awards were presented to:

  • Alumno Eastside Locks, Birmingham
  • Silk Glass, Manchester

Bronze Awards were awarded to:

  • Quintain, North West Lands NW01 project
  • Reading R+, Reading;
  • C305 Crossrail Eastern Running Tunnels Project, London (JV with Dragados)