Morrison Construction secures national Considerate Constructors awards for Orkney projects

Morrison Construction has won two national awards for its considerate approach to two projects for Orkney Islands Council.

Published: 08 May 2014
Capability: Building
Market: Education

The company received silver Considerate Constructors Scheme National Site Award for its work on the Kirkwall Grammar School and a bronze award for its activities at Pickaquoy Centre, both part of the £57 million Orkney Schools Investment Programme.

The independently assessed Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) award recognises construction teams displaying excellent standards of consideration towards their neighbours, their workforce, the general public and the environment.

The Grammar School team were delighted when the CCS inspector awarded a score of 42 out of 50 for its performance and was praised for its exceptional performance in caring for its workforce, respecting the community and protecting the environment. This is a second consecutive CCS Silver Award for the team

On its first attempt to win an award this year - bearing in mind that only the highest scoring 7.5 per cent of sites in the scheme are eligible for an award - the Pickaquoy team came away with a bronze award and were praised for their exceptional community relations and positive site image.

Morrison Construction's regional director Donald McLachlan, said: "These awards are a fantastic achievement for the teams involved in the two sites and reflect the hard work and commitment we put into our CCS responsibility. Well done to everyone involved".

Ian Rushbrook, Projects Manager for the Schools Investment Programme at Orkney Islands Council, said: "Orkney Islands Council is pleased that Morrison Construction has been given these awards. We welcome the Considerate Constructors approach which encourages working with local communities to deliver important projects."