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Airport Award For Costain

11 June 2010

Costain, one of London Gatwick Airport's two main construction partners, has been highly praised by the Considerate Constructors Scheme, following a recent audit.

Started in 1997, the scheme was established by members of the industry to improve the image of construction. Membership of the scheme is voluntary and all participating companies sign up to a code of practice which includes being considerate on site and a good neighbour.

Other measures include how contractors manage their environmental impact, safety, site cleanliness and on-site facilities for construction workers.

Costain was praised for its work in redeveloping the forecourt interchange at North Terminal, and was awarded 'very good' site status.

There was also recognition for the way Costain worked in partnership with their stakeholders including London Gatwick, its airlines and handling agents.

Commenting on the awards, Ray Melee, London Gatwick's Project Director said:  "As a major independent airport, we're investing nearly one billion pounds to modernise Gatwick and provide a better experience for our passengers. We will do this with our business partners, safely and responsibly.

"I'm delighted that Taylor Woodrow (Gatwick's other construction partner) and Costain have been recognised by the Considerate Contractors scheme.  To deliver major construction projects without impacting the day-to-day operations of the busiest single runway airport in the world is a major achievement."

Brendan Conlon, Project Director, Costain said: "Costain is delighted to receive this rating which was the first assessment at Gatwick under this scheme.

"The interchange project is particularly challenging due to its location within the heart of the North Terminal. Work has been carefully planned and managed to avoid impacting on those organisations that work close to the construction site. The positive assessment from the Considerate Constructors scheme is testament to everyone's hard work."