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Ultra Sites become trailblazers for the construction industry

The Considerate Constructors Scheme has officially launched Ultra Site registration, following a 24-month pilot with a number of principal contactors and industry clients.

The most committed contractors and their supply chains across the UK and Ireland can now achieve Ultra Site status – the highest level of attainment within the Considerate Constructors Scheme – the organisation established to improve the image of construction.
Ultra Sites herald a new era in raising the considerate credentials of construction sites and their supply chains, with the ultimate objective to achieve integration of a contractor’s supply chain to meet and exceed the Scheme’s Code of Considerate Practice.

The ability for the principal contractors and their clients to now apply and be recognised as Ultra Sites, on specific construction projects, follows an extensive 24-month pilot with a consortium of some of the country’s leading contractors and industry clients.

They are:

A14 Integrated Delivery Team, Highways England
Ultra Site: A14 Cambridge-Huntingdon Upgrade
Canary Wharf Contractors’ Limited
Ultra Site: Southbank Place, London
Galliford Try Partnerships South East
Ultra Site: Protheroe House, London
Ultra Site: Project Beagle, Birmingham
Kier Construction
Ultra Site: Sports Park 2, Pontypridd
Mulalley & Company Ltd
Ultra Site: Haringey Major Works, London                                                             
Ultra Site: Chauncy Residential Development, Ware
R G Carter
Ultra Site: UEA Blackdale Development, Norwich
RG Group
Ultra Site: Sainsbury’s Supermarkets Ltd, Redhill
Robert Woodhead                                                                                                                           
Ultra Site: Former Morley School, Nottingham
Robertson Construction Group                                                                                                         
Ultra Site: Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre (AECC), Aberdeen
Ultra Site: Highways Partnering Agreement, Term Service Contract, Nottinghamshire
Willmott Partnership Homes
Ultra Site: Trent Basin, Nottingham

These Ultra Sites represent the absolute pinnacle of achievement through contractors, clients and their supply chains collaborating on every level to demonstrate the highest standards of considerate construction, in line with the Scheme’s Code of Considerate Practice.

A number of Ultra Sites have provided case studies outlining their involvement in the pilot and how commitment to greater collaboration with the supply chain has created multiple benefits for these highest performing sites. Case studies also include a number of key insights from those within the supply chain and the client. Click here to find out more.

Considerate Constructors Scheme Chief Executive Edward Hardy said: “Achieving exceptional performance through greater collaboration with the supply chain is at the very core of being an Ultra Site. The construction industry’s desire and dedication to continually raise the bar to the highest standards in this key area is clearly evident with the success of the Ultra Sites pilot.

“The Scheme is now being inundated with requests from principal contractors and clients of construction projects to commit to being an Ultra Site. We are delighted with this enthusiasm from the industry and we look forward to showcasing how more Ultra Sites across the UK and Ireland are taking considerate construction to the next level.”

Click here to find out more about each Ultra Site. To apply to become an Ultra Site, click here.

About Fiona Russell-Horne

Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.

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