Top scores across Considerate Constructors schemes
Sewell Construction’s track record for delivering wider community benefits continues as they receive top scores across two of their major schemes from recent Considerate Constructors audits. The team developing the former Central Fire Station in Hull achieved the highest possible score with 45/45, whilst another education refurbishment project scored 43/45.
The results highlighted Sewell Construction’s conscientious effort to engage with the local community, months before work began on site, through analysing the local area to ensure community impact is targeted and benefitting the right people.
The former fire station is being transformed into a new sixth form centre and additional learning space for the expanding Ron Dearing UTC, and the site team achieved full marks in every category when inspected by independent monitors. The team were even awarded an extra point after the inspection for their innovative best practice in engaging with students at the UTC to produce a 360 degree video tour of the project as it progresses.
The auditors observed that there is a comprehensive plan in place to promote construction as a career and ensure the employment of a local supply chain, as well as employment of apprentices and work experience opportunities for local students, ex-forces personnel and those not in Education, Employment or Training (NEETs).
Sewell Construction’s awareness of its environmental responsibilities was also highlighted, with inspectors noting the aim of being Net Zero in its operations by 2030.
This isn’t the only time the Sewell Construction team have proved they’re good neighbours – they’ve notched up excellent or outstanding scores in all audits this year.
The team transforming the former Endeavour site on Beverley Road in Hull into new premises for Hull Trinity House Academy scored 43/45, and were praised by the independent auditors for providing a very professional and positive image for the construction industry, and received full marks for respecting the community and valuing our workforce.
Mark Boothby, Joint Managing Director at Sewell Construction, said: “We’re continuously looking for innovative ways to develop the business and deliver sustainable solutions to help our clients while supporting skills development.
“This score echoes that and is testament to the hard work of the team and the quality approach we take when delivering projects.”
The Considerate Constructors Scheme is a not-for-profit, independently managed organization which supports positive change in the construction industry. They focus on three key areas: respecting the community, caring for the environment and valuing the workforce – three behaviours which are also key to our culture here at Sewell Group.