May 18 2013 Latest news:
By Paul Christian, Reporter
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
THE builders of the revamped Sainsbury’s store in WGC have won a prestigious award.
Bowmer & Kirkland was commended for “delivering the highest levels of consideration during the construction” of the town centre supermarket, and landed the Gold Award from the Considerate Constructors Scheme.
The annual awards recognise the highest levels of consideration and care shown by construction sites throughout the UK towards their local neighbourhood and the general public, site staff and the environment.
Only 88 UK sites achieved the gold standard this year from more than 8,500, making this award particularly significant.
The close proximity of residential and commercial premises needed thoughtful and detailed attention to neighbours of the site.
A visitors centre and heated viewing area were open during site hours.
Stephen Ratcliffe, director of the UK Contractors Group, said: “I congratulate all the winners of the 2012 National Site Awards.
“You all showcase the UK industry at its very best.
“This is a year when British construction will be on display to the whole world as we celebrate the 2012 Olympics, and we have every reason to be very proud of our achievements.”