April 2019

Double Award for Roadbridge at Center Parcs

Roadbridge win Gold and Most Considerate Site Runner Up Awards for Center Parcs, Longford project, at the Considerate Constructors Awards 2019.

Jim Mulcair; Paraic McCarthy; Jerome O’Sullivan; Jean Duprez MBE; Michael Gallagher; Lorna Conway-Hynes

This project achieved an average score over the site assessment visits of 46.5 out of 50 and was awarded three innovations.

This project was to design and build a holiday village in County Longford, Ireland. The Monitor commended this site for having in place ‘considerate practices across the board’ and acknowledged its ‘noteworthy innovations’. These included screening and spraying areas with bio detergent to prevent invasive species such as Japanese Knotweed potentially being brought in to the site by construction equipment. Another innovation was the site’s online CLOCS reporting form system to control plant or vehicle entry which integrated the online reports into the safety management system. In addition, the site also possessed its own brake testing machine with all operating plant and visiting HGVs checked. The site’s consideration to the public ranged from offering summer work placements to graduates and people keen to enter the industry to providing equipment to sports clubs. The team even left out food for fallow deer during bad winter weather. This high-performing team is to be congratulated for its consideration and forward-thinking approach and its contribution to raising standards within the construction industry.

The Considerate Constructors Scheme’s National Awards are highly anticipated events in the construction industry’s calendar. Attended by thousands of the most prominent industry professionals, the Awards recognise achievements in the advancement of the considerate construction ethos.

Those who reach this high level stand out from the competition with an award that demonstrates the importance they place on respecting and caring for the environment, colleagues and local communities.

The Scheme thanks all award winners for their valued contributions towards improving the image of our industry.