25-05-2016

Bakers Court wins bronze at CCS National Site Awards 2016

On Friday 29th April, Bakers Court in Ashford (formerly Ashford Court) was presented with a bronze award at the Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) National Site Awards in London.

The site - located just off the busy Town Centre ring road - has been commended for showing the highest levels of consideration towards the public, its workforce and the environment. Specific recognition was given to the level of openness and engagement with the local community including:

  • a well-maintained site with floral displays in public areas and vision panels for passers-by to view progress;

  • sourcing 25% of labour and trade contractors locally, exceeding the initial target of 10%;

  • work placements for the local K college and opportunities for students from three nearby schools to visit the site;

  • donations of food boxes and fundraising to a community Food Bank; and

  • a regular programme of communications with local residents through posters, newsletters, open days and a Facebook page.

Receiving the award Kevin Schofield, Site Manager for Bakers Court said, “We are very proud to have our site recognised in this way and I would like to thank everyone who works at Bakers Court for their hard work and dedication in raising the bar for considerate construction.

 

Due to its central location Bakers Court has generated a lot of interest from local residents and the press. It’s great to share the enthusiasm we have for this site with the wider community.”

Click here for further information on the CCS Awards.

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