McLaughlin & Harvey are delighted to have been awarded 9 Considerate Constructors Scheme awards during the 2013 CCS National Awards Ceremony, including a “Most Considerate Site: Runner-up” award, one Gold award, five Silver awards and two Bronze awards!
However the highlight of this year’s ceremony, attended by hundreds of industry leaders, was the presentation of an esteemed “Most Considerate Site: Runner-up” award, following a prestigious Gold National Award for our Marks & Spencer project in Ballymena.
Located within a busy town centre, this project required the fit-out and refurbishment of an existing Marks & Spencer retail store while it remained open to the public. Various voluntary initiatives within the community were organised by our site team, including a classroom re-painting at a nearby school and a local area litter-pick. The Site Manager was also actively involved in an Alzheimer’s support project, and toys were donated to the local school along with bird tables for environmental studies.
Complimenting this commitment to engaging with the local community, great emphasis was placed on our environmental impact throughout works. Energy usage was monitored closely by an external body and subsequently reduced by 20%, while material wastage was minimised by the innovative development of a floor cladding system to enable sealing treatment instead of replacement.
To put our achievements into context, only 10% of the top performing sites are nominated for bronze, silver or gold awards, of which only the very highest performing Gold Award winners are considered for the prestigious title of Most Considerate Site. These sites represent the pinnacle of considerate construction and have set a benchmark for others to follow.
Winning these accolades including the Gold National Award and subsequent “Most Considerate Site- Runner-up” award is therefore an exceptional achievement for us.
It highlights our commitment to strengthening the communities in which we work in, while at the same time enabling us to continue improving our processes and exploring innovative ways in which we can help improve the image of the construction industry.