Further CCS success as four more sites rated 'Excellent'
Stepnell has continued its impressive record on the Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) with four “excellent” scores on recently assessed sites, including a Silver award.
St Martins Lodge in Leicester picked up the accolade for its score of 42 out of 50 on its second assessment, improving its score of 41 from the first visit.
The award comes hot on the heels of a score of 44 for the extension and refurbishment of the Percy Gee Building at the University of Leicester, a 44 for the renovation of Community House in the city and 42 for the construction of Langwith Medical Centre in Nottinghamshire.
The St Martins Lodge project has been highly rated throughout the build, with the CCS recognising its environmental compliance, high standards of safety and promotion of the construction industry through apprenticeships and placements from the Leicester Cares youth organisation.
The headline innovation on-site was the introduction of a full-sized Ivor Goodsite graphic which allowed staff to have their photo taken as the scheme’s mascot, promoting CCS values and demonstrating the company’s commitment to being considerate constructors.
The Percy Gee Building project also captured the assessors’ attentions with its focus on maintaining the site’s appearance throughout the build, as well as the respect towards the university community and commitment to safety.
The renovation of Grade 2 listed Community House gained particular praise for its front elevation treatment, which addressed the scheme’s First Impressions campaign in a unique way and is now featured on the CCS Best Practice hub.
Langwith Medical Centre’s rating rounded off an excellent run for Stepnell, with the site to recognised for its excellent efforts to support and contribute to the local community. Based on the site of a former skate park, the team made numerous goodwill gestures towards the local community, as well as pioneering a paperless site with all processes online and QR codes utilised.