The Considerate Constructors Scheme has announced a new star ratings system.
February 29, 2016
The Considerate Constructors Scheme – the national scheme to improve the image of the construction industry – has announced a new star ratings system.
The new US Embassy, which is currently under construction in Nine Elms in Wandsworth, has achieved 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 in 2017.
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 commented: “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.”
Cllr Ravi Govindia, leader of Wandsworth Council and co-chair of the Nine Elms Vauxhall Partnership, said: “With so much construction activity underway, it is essential that the growing numbers of people living and working in Nine Elms have clear information about how construction sites are performing. I am delighted that B.L. Harbert International and Sir Robert McAlpine have been recognised for their sterling work on the new US Embassy: creating an iconic new building for Wandsworth and for London.”
Find out more about the new star ratings posters here
About the Considerate Constructors Scheme
The Considerate Constructors Scheme is a non-profit-making, independent organisation founded in 1997 by the construction industry to improve its image.
Construction sites, companies and suppliers voluntarily register with the Scheme and agree to abide by the Code of Considerate Practice. The Code commits those registered with the Scheme to care about appearance, respect the community, protect the environment, secure everyone’s safety and value their workforce.
The Scheme is concerned about any area of construction activity that may have a direct or indirect impact on the image of the industry as a whole. The main areas of concern fall into three categories: the general public, the workforce and the environment.
The Scheme provides the Best Practice Hub, a comprehensive online resource showcasing best practice in the construction industry. The Best Practice Hub hosts a wealth of tips, expertise, guidance and case studies to help constructors learn from their peers and raise industry standards.
For further information, please visit www.ccscheme.org.uk
Twitter @CCScheme @bestpracticehub