Top honours awarded for highest performing UK construction sites

Sainsbury’s Supermarkets’ Redhill construction site has been crowned ‘Ultra Site of the Year’ at the inaugural Considerate Constructors Scheme National Ultra Site Awards.

As a model of best practice for the industry, the ultimate objective of Ultra Sites is to provide the next level of achieving even greater standards and collaboration across the entire industry – to improve not only their own performance but that of the wider construction industry, particularly through their supply chain.

The Awards recognise top-performing Ultra Sites in 10 categories of excellence.

Each category represents the key attributes of being an exceptional Ultra Site, from collaboration to community engagement, client recognition and innovation.

The winning Ultra Sites are:

Client Recognition Award: Sainsbury’s Supermarkets Ltd – Redhill

  • Principal Contractor: RG Group
  • Client: Sainsbury’s Supermarkets Ltd

Collaboration Award: Nottinghamshire Term Service Contract

  • Principal Contractor: Tarmac Trading Ltd
  • Client: Via East Midlands Ltd

Community Engagement Award: Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC)

  • Principal Contractor: Robertson Construction Group
  • Client: Henry Boot Developments

Construction’s First Impressions Award: Southbank Place Project

  • Principal Contractor: Canary Wharf Contractors Ltd
  • Client: Braeburn Estates

Environmental Best Practice Award: Chauncy Residential Development

  • Principal Contractor: Mulalley and Company Ltd
  • Client: Network Homes

Future Constructors Award: A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon Improvement Scheme

  • Principal Contractor: A14 Integrated Delivery Team
  • Client: Highways England

Innovation of the Year: Bridge House

  • Principal Contractor: Mulalley and Company Ltd
  • Client: London Borough of Hackney

Supply Chain Recognition Award: Haringey Major Works

  • Supplier: Mattison Scaffolding Ltd
  • Client: Mulalley and Company Ltd

Workforce Wellbeing Award: Royal United Hospitals (RUH) – Therapies Building

  • Principal Contractor: Kier Construction – Western & Wales
  • Client: Royal United Hospital NHS Trust

Ultra Site of the Year: Sainsbury’s Supermarkets Ltd – Redhill

  • Principal Contractor: RG Group
  • Client: Sainsbury’s Supermarkets Ltd

Over 100 guests representing Ultra Sites from across the UK gathered at the National Ultra Site Awards ceremony, which took place on 12 July at the prestigious Level39 venue in One Canada Square, London.

Dr David Hancock, Construction Director for the Cabinet Office’s Infrastructure and Projects Authority (IPA), presented winners with their Awards and all finalists with certificates of recognition.

Congratulating each award-winning Ultra Site and finalists, Considerate Constructors Scheme Chief Executive Edward Hardy said:

“The success of Ultra Sites as a model for encouraging the construction industry to truly collaborate throughout the supply chain has clearly been achieved thanks to all the considerable efforts made by the award-winners and finalists.

“These Awards are an extremely important milestone for the entire construction industry, as each Ultra Site represents a ‘sea change’ in how construction is achieving and striving for ever-higher standards.

“On behalf of the Considerate Constructors Scheme, I would like to thank and congratulate all award winners and finalists for making the ultimate commitment to improving the image and reputation of our industry.”

RG Group’s Managing Director Trevor Puttick said:

“RG Group are proud and delighted to be the inaugural winner of the Considerate Constructors Scheme ‘Ultra Site Of The Year’ for the Sainsbury’s scheme at Redhill.

“The Ultra Site initiative provided a platform for inspiring collaboration and learning within the wider team and the community.

“We would like to thank all our sub-contractors, consultants and the RG team. The power of the construction collective shone through and is recognised in this award.”

Dr David Hancock, Construction Director at the Infrastructure and Projects Authority (IPA), Cabinet Office commented:

“The Considerate Constructors Scheme’s Ultra Sites model helps raise the bar for the construction industry, and is a valuable contribution in helping to modernise the sector.

“Congratulations to all winners and finalists of the 2018 National Ultra Site Awards. Together they show what we can achieve when we all strive for the highest possible standards.”

Find out more about the winning Ultra Sites here. View the Ultra Site Award winners, finalists and all sites registered with the Scheme on the Construction Map here.