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Collinson Construction commits to Considerate Constructors scheme for Voreda House project

Collinson Construction commits to Considerate Constructors scheme for Voreda House project

Collinson Construction has pledged to follow the Considerate Constructors Scheme as part of the new zero carbon headquarters, Voreda House, it is delivering for Eden District Council in Penrith.

The scheme was set up by the UK construction industry in 1997 to improve its image and now registers over 8,000 sites, while conducting over 15,000 site visits each year. The scheme is a non-profit-making independent organisation founded by the industry and recommended by local authorities and the government.

By registering with the scheme, Collinson Construction has made a commitment to operate in a considerate manner throughout the course of the build, showing care towards those affected by the works at Voreda House and the wider community, as well as those who work on the site, and the natural environment.

The firm will be monitored against a five-point code of considerate practice, designed to encourage performance beyond statutory requirements.

The Considerate Constructors’ Scheme places emphasis on caring for site appearance, the community, the environment, safety, and the workforce.

Robert Duxbury, managing director of Collinson Construction, said: “The Considerate Constructor Scheme is an excellent platform to emphasise and drive positive change within the construction industry, so we’re proud to continue our association with the scheme.

“Collinson will work alongside key project partners – from Eden District Council to designers and sub-contractors – as well as engaging with the local community to deliver the project considerately in line with the scheme’s core values.

“We distributed the first letter drop to the local residents ahead of commencing on site in March, with the next quarterly update due shortly, in June.”

Cllr Karen Greenwood, resources portfolio holder at Eden District Council, added: “The Considerate Constructor Scheme reflects that it is not solely the main contractor who delivers a project, but rather the wider ‘construction team’.

“Subcontractors, suppliers, support services, senior management and operatives all have a role to play and of course, Eden District Council will also play an important role in ensuring that the project at Voreda House is run with as much consideration for the local community, and its environment, as is possible.”