The company responsible for the major beach and sea defence project at Pevensey Bay has won a prestigious National Gold Award for considerate construction.
Pevensey Coastal Defence Ltd was awarded the accolade, run by the Considerate Construction Scheme, in recognition of the highest levels of consideration and care shown towards their local neighbourhood, the general public, their workforce and the environment.
Only 90 UK sites achieved the gold standard this year from over 8,500 companies, making Pevensey Coastal Defence’s achievement particularly significant.
Features from the Pevensey site’s exceptional performance noted by the judges included the external garden created by site staff from salvaged materials, flora and fauna found on the beach.
Communication with the many site neighbours and local communities was maintained at a high level through a comprehensive programme of ongoing meetings, together with contributions to local magazines, newsletters and the media.
All interested parties were encouraged to become involved with the project to whatever extent they wished. This stance has brought many complimentary letters to date and, despite the unavoidable noise and disruption that sometimes occurs, has established the site as a valued and welcome part of the local scene.
Every detail of considerate construction, from environmental conservation to worker welfare, was closely observed at this site, making it of significant credit to the industry.
The awards were presented to a representative of the company, Ian Thomas, by Paul Everall CBE, Chief Executive of Local Authority Building Control.
Chairman of the Considerate Constructors Scheme, David Watson, said, “All award-winning sites have proven their commitment to considerate construction and continue to set ever higher standards. On behalf of the Scheme, I would like to congratulate this site and thank them for their hard work and dedication towards improving the image of construction.”
For more information, visit www.ccscheme.org.uk.