Crossrail Honours For Joint Venture
11 August 2014
The Costain Skanska JV (joint venture) delivering projects for Crossrail was recently presented a number of honours at the annual Crossrail sustainability awards ceremony.
Taking place at Central Hall, Westminster, Crossrail launched its third Sustainability Report and presented awards to the top performing contractors in the field of sustainability (social, environment and economic). Costain Skanska JV scooped four of the six award categories including two wins and being highly commended in two others.
There was also a special mention for the C360 Eleanor Street and Mile End shafts project which had maintained the greatest percentage of contracts advertised on Competefor (an online procurement tool aimed at giving small to medium sized companies a chance to win business from the Crossrail programme.)
The Bond Street C412 project was Highly Commended for its use of aerosol can piercing equipment. In the same category the Paddington C405 project was announced as joint winner along with C310 Hochtief Murphy joint venture. The Paddington project was recognised for its use of the largest plunge wire sawing project undertaken in Europe in order to eliminate the need to use mechanical breakers to remove a large amount of reinforced concrete in a built up area.
The C405 Paddington team was also Highly Commended for its partnership with a local school delivering literacy and science club initiatives. The Paddington project also won the award for fair payments, taking information from the project bank accounts in regards to the speed of paying the supply chain. It was recognised that this project was significantly better than any other on the programme.
Simon Cresswell, Projects Commercial Director for the joint ventures, said: “We are delighted to receive these awards as recognition of our support to the sustainability values of Crossrail that so closely align with our own ethos and ethical business values underpinning our business strategy and improvement within the construction sector.
“We recognise that the support now and in the future of a trusted supply chain is vital to our own performance and improvement, so it makes me especially proud that we won the Sustainability Award for Fair Payments – and for winning it ‘by far’!
“My thanks to all those involved and for the commitment of Crossrail towards improving construction practices.”
Costain Communications Department