Hundreds of guests from the UK’s top-performing Ultra Sites gathered at the Plaisterers’ Hall in central London yesterday, Thursday 18th July 2019 for the Considerate Constructors Scheme Ultra Site Awards ceremony.
The aim of an Ultra Site is to achieve ever greater integration of a contractor’s supply chain to exceed the Scheme’s Code of Considerate Practice, driving industry best practice and innovation.
The National Space Centre and the Woodhead Group were recognised with two awards.
Client Recognition Award which commended the clients support for the scheme and involvement in a number of activities and events delivered during the project.
Community Engagement Award recognised exceptional community cohesion, added value and care that was delivered whilst on site. The highlight was a programme of school engagement to deliver a high altitude launch to the edge of space combined with an education day “classtronaughts” with Beaumont Leys School.
The project was procured through the Scape Venture framework which provides a responsible procurement experience that delivers speed, value for money, inclusive social value and performance management.
Considerate Constructors Scheme Chief Executive Edward Hardy said: “Ultra Sites represent a real turning point for the construction industry, by providing a way for the industry to work more collaboratively and realise the benefits of this greater integration for their workforce, community and environment.
“The winners and finalists of these awards range from small scale local projects through to large scale regional multi billion pound projects. This clearly shows how the Ultra Site model can be embraced by any type of construction activity, no matter the size, scale or budget.”
The National Space Centre project pushed the boundaries of community engagement, collaboration and considerate construction scoring 48/50 which benchmarked added value against 9,000 other sites placing it within the top 1% in the UK.
For more information on the project view the case study here