We are pleased to announce that the Hicks Lodge Cycle Centre project has won a Bronze Considerate Constructors Scheme 2012 National Award(1).
The Site Manager for Robert Woodhead Ltd at the Hicks Lodge development was Peter Winson, who collected the Award on behalf of Robert Woodhead at the Awards ceremony. Peter confirmed,”This places the Hicks Lodge development in the top 7.5% in the country. With over 8500 sites registered and 650 sites entering the Awards to receive the Bronze Award is amazing.”
The site was particularly commended for the high standards reached in the categories of Considerate; Environment; Cleanliness; Respectful; Responsible and Accountable and for its exceptional achievements in the Neighbour category.
“Robert Woodhead Ltd is a strong advocate of the Considerate Constructors Scheme and encourages Site Managers at all sites to follow and exceed the Considerate Constructor Scheme guidelines. Peter Winson, the Site Manager at Hicks Lodge certainly did that, in fact at one point during the development he was involved in catching a runaway horse, preventing the horse from going onto a main road. Peter also assisted its injured rider back to a pick up point,” comments Glenn Slater, Business Development Director at Robert Woodhead Ltd.
The neighbours to the site were mainly dog walkers and cyclists and the Site Manager often chatted to passers-by, keeping them informed of the development to the point where the clients were being told how good Robert Woodhead were at keeping them informed.
Barry Grimes FCIOB in his Considerate Constructors site report commented, “This new visitor facility is attractively designed and will provide effective accommodation for future visitors to the National Forest. The design includes a number of sustainability issues. The Contractor and Site Manager have fully embraced these in the Construction and Management process, and built up excellent relations with local future users of the facility. Thanks to Peter Winson in particular for his always enthusiastic approach to monitoring, this has surely raised Woodhead’s profile in the process.”
Craig Pygall, Contracts Manager at Robert Woodhead said, “Winning this Award is a great accomplishment, particularly as it is a National Award. The project as a whole was a fantastic. We worked really well as a team; the Forestry Commission, the National Forest Company, Pick Everard Architects and ourselves. To receive this national recognition is excellent and all involved can be very proud of what we achieved. As well as attaining BREEAM(2) Excellent, we’ve also demonstrated that we did this whilst being a ‘Considerate Constructor’.”
For more details on the project watch our YouTube video: Hicks Lodge Cycle Centre – An Exemplar Sustainable Building Designed to BREEAM Excellent or check out the written case study: Hicks Lodge Cycle Centre in the National Forest. – END –
(1) The Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) set up by the construction industry, monitors sites and companies that register with the Scheme against a Code of Considerate Practice designed to encourage best practice beyond statutory requirements. The Considerate Constructors Scheme’s National Site Awards give us the opportunity to reward the efforts made by contractors in reaching the very highest standards.
(2) BREEAM is the foremost environmental assessment method and rating system for buildings. It sets the standard for best practice in sustainable building design, construction and operation.
Photo 1: Receiving the award from Derek Bostock (right in photo), National president and works for National Federation of Builders on behalf of Robert Woodhead Ltd is Peter Winson (left in photo), the Site Manager for the Hicks Lodge Cycle Centre development.
Photo 2: Hicks Lodge Cycle Centre, Near Moira, Leicestershire – designed and built to BREEAM Excellent