We are extremely proud of the prestigious awards that we win year after year. They recognise our commitment to our clients, celebrate the determination and dedication of our teams and endorse the excellent outcomes that we achieve for the projects we undertake.
With health and safety high on our agenda, we are strong supporters of the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards. We regularly win RoSPA Gold awards and we enter our projects for nationally recognised health, safety, environment and quality schemes, where we consistently earn top awards and commendations.
We are also very proud to hold ISO and OHSAS accreditations, demonstrating that we work to the highest levels of quality, environmental, and health and safety standards in every area that we operate.
For our clients, these internationally recognised standards are a guarantee of our exemplary processes, products and services across the board. They also demonstrate our ongoing commitment to ensuring optimum cost efficiencies and best value, as well as ever-higher performance and delivery standards.
Our approach to sustainability ensures best practice across all of our activities as well as full alignment with our clients’ vision and business goals.
We are committed to delivering buildings and schemes that fit well with their local environment and we carefully balance the many competing demands of a project in order to minimise waste, reduce energy consumption and conserve natural resources.
Our site teams work closely together to embed and encourage sustainability at every stage and our in-house licensed BREEAM commercial assessors make sure that relevant compliance issues and principles can be addressed right from the outset of a project.
Our design managers have considerable experience of sustainable developments. As part of the process they carry out Simplified Building Energy Model (SBEM) assessments, with the resulting energy consumption analysis enabling us to fine-tune designs for optimum efficiencies.
Best practice in action
By applying high sustainability standards to every aspect of construction projects, the majority of our developments achieve ‘Excellent’ and ‘Outstanding’ BREEAM ratings.
The areas that we focus on include:
- Minimising energy consumption and maximising energy efficiency
- Eliminating waste
- Developing strong relationships with clients, suppliers and local communities
- Reducing use of raw materials and actively promoting use of recycled materials
- Careful planning, selection and use of resources
- Working with our supply chain and subcontractors to reduce the environmental impact of their products and activities
- Aiming for earthworks levels that reduce the need for on and off-site transport of materials
- Continuous improvement of our standards
We are determined to benefit our clients by finding ways of building smarter and faster, and reducing costs. By challenging industry norms, exploring new technologies and staying at the forefront of research and development, we continually identify opportunities for adding tangible value to clients’ projects and business objectives.
An integrated process
With a willingness to do things differently, we go beyond simply applying good ideas. Through astute management, measurement and control of all our procedures, we can rapidly respond to project challenges and make use of innovative solutions in the most productive way possible.
With an ethos of continuous improvement, we encourage innovation across the company by sharing the latest thinking and embracing new ideas. Every area of our organisation has input into enhancing our operations, with clever approaches immediately integrated into cross-company procedures. In this way, we rapidly embed new process and product knowledge, put cutting-edge technology to work systematically and effectively, and deliver ever-better results for our clients.