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Two Worcestershire-based projects, Provender Mill – a redevelopment of the three-storey Russell & Dorrell furniture store in Worcester for the newly formed Heart of Worcestershire College and Habberley Learning Campus, a new school campus for a primary, secondary and special educational needs school in Kidderminster have both been shortlisted for an award.

“Speller Metcalfe became an associate member of the Considerate Constructors Scheme last year, which recognises our site teams continuous commitment to performing over and above industry standards,” said Steve Speller, Joint Managing Director at Speller Metcalfe. “We have been lucky enough to receive a few CCS awards, and we hope to achieve our first gold in 2015.”

The Considerate Constructors Scheme encourages best practice across five different areas of a building project; appearance, community, safety, workforce and the environment, with each site scoring up to a possible 50 marks.

At Provender Mill, the project team worked hand-in-glove with the College to provide training opportunities, apprenticeships and to develop strong community relationships, with over 80 per cent of sub-contractors employed within 30 miles of site.

This was echoed at Habberley Learning Campus, where the team is building a state-of-the-art, £24 million scheme where the current Baxter College and St John’s Primary School are located and will soon be home to the new Wyre Forest Special School.

The team achieved 46 out of 50 at Habberley – the highest ever CCS score for Speller Metcalfe and comments received by the scheme’s monitor said: “The site continues to perform to an exceptionally high standard against the scheme’s code and continues to promote an extremely positive image of the industry both on and off the site.

“The tremendous efforts made in onsite safety promotion are very evident to see.”

The annual awards take place in London, April 2015, where the teams will find out if they have been awarded bronze, silver or gold.

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