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05/04/2019

McGee celebrates record win at National Site Awards

McGee is celebrating after scooping a record haul of awards at a prestigious industry awards ceremony.

Held at The Plaisterers’ Hall in London on 4 April, a total of four McGee projects were honoured at the Considerate Constructors Scheme’s (CCS) National Site Awards.

The Considerate Constructors Scheme is the national Scheme which works to improve the image of the construction industry.  Award winners were selected from top performing national registered sites that completed in 2018.

This year’s exceptional performance demonstrates McGee’s outstanding commitment to improving the image of Construction and achieving exemplary standards in all areas of the Scheme’s Code of Considerate Practice across Appearance, Community, Environment, Safety and Workforce.

McGee’s Bayswater Road project was honoured with the highly sought-after Gold Award.

This project – just a stone’s throw from Kensington Gardens – required McGee to deliver the soft strip and demolition of the existing buildings for later redevelopment of the site.

The nature of the works on a sensitive site in the heart of Westminster and complex interaction with the Local Authority and neighbours and the wider community was recognised by the Scheme.

Three other highly sensitive demolition projects received awards on the day – Soho Place received a Silver Award, and 44 Lincoln’s Inn Fields and Ludgate House both received Bronze Awards.

Marc Byrne, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility at McGee, said:

“The Considerate Constructors Scheme’s code of practice is the barometer within the UK by which the Construction Industry seeks to improve the image of the construction industry and measures itself against Industry best practice and innovation. Therefore, to be recognised with four awards by the Scheme is a major achievement for McGee – and our best result to date. We always strive to go above and beyond on all our projects and that includes our site teams passionately caring about the appearance of their sites and having a positive impact on the local community. All four award-winning sites showed that ethos and it is very much part of our McGee DNA.”

The awards are open to all sites registered with the Scheme, which aims to improve standards within the industry. The projects were scored against five different criteria: community, appearance, environment, workforce, and safety.