CONSIDERATE CONSTRUCTORS IN THE LOCAL COMMUNITY
The two awards relate to two projects, a multi-million pound private school redevelopment at Bromsgrove School and the Master’s House restoration project – a Grade II* listed building set in the heart of Ledbury.
The Considerate Constructors Scheme’s annual National Site Awards recognise sites’ exceptional standards of consideration towards local neighbours and the general public, the workforce and the environment and are recognised as the top 10% building sites across the UK.
At Bromsgrove School, the site team were involved in all sorts of initiatives including a sunflower growing competition that raised £1400 for the Help for Heroes charity, the rebuilding of an external garden for a local community centre and helping Bromsgrove School students design and develop environmentally friendly gardens. The chosen design was built at the annual Malvern Garden Spring Show in 2012 with donated materials and help from Speller Metcalfe, and won in its category.
At the Master’s House in Ledbury, the site team has been eagerly writing a blog for the general public, sponsored local football teams, built a much needed pergola for local Salter’s Hill charity and employed two adults with learning difficulties to help clean around site. They also sponsored a float that took part in Ledbury Carnival and put on numerous school visits and Hard Hat Days’ for the general public to tour the historic site.
Speller Metcalfe also work hard across all their sites to employ sub-contractors within 30 miles of the project to help boost the local economy and reduce carbon emissions.
Steve Speller, Managing Director at Speller Metcalfe said: “This will be the fourth and fifth Considerate Constructors Scheme award we have won for our work, which is a fantastic achievement when we’re competing with major contractors across the UK.
“It goes to show that no matter how small or big you are you can make a positive difference to your local community – whether it’s volunteering your time, offering work experience opportunities or other such initiatives.”
The awards ceremony takes place in April, where Speller Metcalfe will find out if they have won bronze, silver or gold in their categories.