Being a good neighbour is not just about keeping people informed of upcoming work in their area; it’s also about maximising opportunities for the local community to benefit from our work.
A proactive community relations strategy is a key element of becoming a long-term member of the communities we work in.
We believe that it is our responsibility to build strong relationships with our neighbours, through dialogue and careful consideration of their needs and concerns.
We want them to feel they have helped contribute to a successful project and benefitted from the whole experience.
Opening our doors
Opening the doors of our construction projects plays a big part in our community relations and is a great way of introducing more people into the construction industry.
Each year we take part in Open Doors week. Delivered by Build UK and CITB, this initiative offers people of all ages and backgrounds an opportunity to look behind the scenes of construction projects. There they can learn about the many career opportunities available.
Since the event began in 2012, we have opened the doors at 25 of our projects, welcoming over 700 people onto our sites.
Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS)
The CCS is a non-profit-making, independent organisation founded by the construction industry to help improve its image.
We are proud to have supported the scheme for over 15 years and been an associate member since 2009. Our projects continue to outperform, winning over 150 awards to date.
Our average Considerate Constructors Scheme score is 41.78. We have set ourselves a target of achieving an average score of 42.5 out of 50 by 2020.
- Average project score: 41.78 out of 50.00 (the industry average score for 2016 was 35.57)
- Ranked fourth position out of 61 UK Associate members (based on average score)
- 19 project awards in 2016
- 168 project awards to date
Supporting local economies
We aim to stimulate economic growth within the communities in which we are active.
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