South West Water Contractors Strike Gold
South West Water’s contractors Gleeson have won a prestigious Gold Award at the 2006 Considerate Constructors Scheme National Awards, for their work in 2005 on a major sewage treatment scheme at the village of Stoke Fleming, near Kingsbridge, Devon.
"South West Water fully supports the aims of the CCS scheme, which exists to promote better customer relations and environmental awareness on construction sites. As a major regional company, we are committed to working with local communities to ensure that our schemes are well received by the public and cause minimal disruption to their everyday lives and the environment." Andy Dawe, South West Water Programme Leader.
Of a total of 3,475 eligible sites from all over the UK, Gleeson's Stoke Fleming site is one of only 28 projects to win a coveted Gold this year. Tony Collins, Managing Director of Gleeson Construction Services, said: "This is a magnificent achievement and our team is to be congratulated for its considerable efforts in setting and meeting the highest standards. The gold award is a well deserved recognition of its achievements."
Gleeson's won this award for the excellent consideration and care shown towards site neighbours, the environment and the workforce. They were particularly praised for their communications with the local community, which included regular meetings with resident representatives and parish councillors. As ultimate testament to Gleeson's successful site management, Stoke Fleming won the Best Kept Village award while work was still in progress.
Peter Kingdon, Chairman of the Considerate Constructor's Scheme, said "The levels of environmental awareness, neighbourliness and general consideration shown by the winning sites are far beyond the required standards and we are delighted to recognise this through our Awards".
Published: 06 April 2006
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