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Considerately Done! Balfour Beatty receives its most ever Considerate Constructor Awards

08 May 2015

Balfour Beatty has scooped its most ever awards under the Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) this year achieving joint third place out of over one hundred companies who entered the scheme.

The annual national awards recognise companies’ efforts to raise standards in consideration for the communities in which they work and to improve the performance and overall perception of the industry.           

Balfour Beatty received 38 gold, silver or bronze awards for its varied projects across the country with five Balfour Beatty sites presented with the prestigious gold award.

Of these ‘Gold’ awards, the judges said the Camley Street student accommodation scheme in London showed a ‘clear commitment’ to community support and engagement on a busy site, while the St James’s Market commercial scheme in Regent Street with its interactive 3D model for public use, showed a ‘constant trialling of new ideas at extraordinary levels’, and the M25 J23-27 Smart Motorways scheme, delivered in partnership with Skanska, showed the ‘principle of good communication with those likely to be affected’.

The judges also praised the ‘Gold’ Award, Urbaser Balfour Beatty Residual Waste scheme in Essex for the 30 young unemployed people taken on during the project and the BBMV Whitechapel Crossrail scheme for its community support which included IT beginner courses for homeless people.

Balfour Beatty’s 18 silver awards included the Thameslink New Cross Gate rail project and the Olympic Stadium Transformation project in London. Fifteen other projects were named as bronze award winners.

Dr Paul Toyne, Balfour Beatty Director of Sustainability, said: “The Considerate Constructors Scheme is a great performance benchmark for us and I’m delighted that we have achieved our best ever result. Wherever we deliver our projects we also want to deliver social benefit and reduce our environmental impact, be it through local school visits, working with wildlife groups or providing employment opportunities for local communities.

“We want communities to welcome us back!”

See how Balfour Beatty is being a Considerate Constructor though initiatives such as a cycle awareness film on the St. James’s Market scheme, on our@balfourbeatty Twitter feed.

Media enquiries:

Scott Wilson
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scott.wilson3@balfourbeatty.com

Camley Street scheme in Camden

Photograph:

  • Picture of employees outside the Camley Street scheme in Camden, London which has received a ‘Gold’ Considerate Constructors Scheme Award

Notes to editors:

1. Balfour Beatty is an associate member of the Considerate Constructors scheme, national initiative set up by the construction industry to improve its image. Construction sites and companies that register with the Scheme are monitored against a Code of Considerate Practice, designed to encourage best practice beyond statutory requirements. 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.

2. Balfour Beatty has registered 3135 sites with the Considerate Constructors Scheme since it was established in 1997. For the full list of award winning projects go to: www.ccscheme.org.uk/index.php/site-registration/awards/search-for-award-winners .

3. Balfour Beatty is a leading international infrastructure group.

With 36,000 employees, we provide innovative and efficient infrastructure that underpins our daily lives, supports communities and enables economic growth.

We finance, develop, build and maintain complex infrastructure such as transportation, power and utility systems, social and commercial buildings.

Our main geographies are the UK, US, Middle East and South East Asia. Over the last 100 years we have created iconic buildings and infrastructure all over the world including the London Olympics’ Aquatic Centre, Hong Kong’s first Zero Carbon building, the world’s biggest shopping mall in Dubai, the National Museum of the Marine Corps in the US and the Channel Tunnel Rail Link.