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Costain Strikes Gold

3 June 2010

Five Costain sites have struck gold in this year's Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) national awards.

The M27 J3-4 Widening, St German's Pumping Station, Lewisham Schools, and the A34 Wolvercote Viaduct Replacement Scheme each won a gold award. The Church Village Bypass won two, for construction activities monitored in 2009 and 2010. In addition, five sites earned silver awards and five earned bronze, making the 2010 CCS award tally one of Costain's best yet.

The Costain sites were among the 580 winners selected from the 7600 sites signed up to the CCS. These sites are monitored against a Code of Considerate Practice designed to encourage best practice beyond statutory requirements. The Code requires contractors to be considerate and good neighbours, as well as clean, respectful, safe, responsible, accountable and environmentally conscious.

"The beauty of the CCS awards is that they are independently assessed, which makes them a valuable benchmark," said Peter Fisher, Health, Safety and Environment Director.

For Dan Powrie, Project Manager at Church Village Bypass, the site's gold awards are also acknowledgement of the team's hard work.

"These two prestigious awards recognise our efforts to minimise disruption to the public, to reduce the impact of the project on the environment and to support our workforce.  We will continue to put good public interface at the forefront of all our efforts." 

Added Peter: "Our success in this year's awards is recognition of the hard work put in by all our site teams. And it's yet another reason why clients should choose Costain. Well done everybody."