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What is the Considerate Constructors Scheme

We are pleased to confirm that our contractor, Ardmore, is a member of the Considerate Constructors Scheme, a national initiative set up by the construction industry to improve its image.

Companies like Ardmore work with the Scheme to help improve the construction process, harmonise with the local community and deliver a better quality of development.

Considerate Constructors helps with this goal by auditing benchmarks that drive continuous improvement. It is not just about minimising impact, although that is important, it is about making a positive contribution through a commitment to the communities in which work takes place and by supporting organisations involved in construction, regeneration and inward investment.

Ardmore has made a significant investment in developing its Employment and Skills Strategy to ensure that it is able to provide the skills required to offer improved and sustainable construction services, employing local people wherever possible.

Sites and companies that register with the Scheme like Ardmore are monitored against an eight point Code of Considerate. This is designed to encourage performance beyond planning and legal requirements. The Code’s eight parts are:

  • Considerate
  • Environment
  • Appearance
  • Good Neighbour
  • Respect
  • Safety
  • Responsibility
  • Accountability

The scheme also considers all those involved in the construction process, from the local authority and client (Catalyst by Design), to the operatives on site and delivery drivers.

The scheme is concerned about any construction activity that may have a direct or indirect impact on the image of the industry as a whole and falls into three main categories:

The neighbourhood and general public

Registered sites and companies should do all they can to reduce any negative impact on anyone affected by their work and they should aim to leave a positive impression on their neighbours. This is particularly important at Wornington Green where we need to use the local roads to deliver materials to site. Our contractor has approved routes to do this. They also need to keep these clean and safe for other road users and residents.

The workforce

Registered sites and companies should do all they can to be a considerate employer. They should provide clean and appropriate facilities for those who work for them. Facilities should be comparable to those provided in any other working environment.

The environment

Registered sites and companies should do all they can to reduce any negative effect they have on the environment. They should work in an environmentally-conscious and sustainable manner. Again, this is important to us. We know that building sites can be noisy and cause disruption and we will take all reasonable steps to keep this to a minimum. We will keep our residents and the local community well informed about progress on site and what work is planned in the future.

Resident Liaison Office and Training & Employment Centre

One of Ardmore’s first tasks will be to provide a dedicated Resident Liaison Office, a Training and Skills Centre and a Tenants’ Choice Suite as part of their compound arrangement. These facilities will open in February and all residents will be informed of the location and opening times nearer the time.