Clugston strikes gold again as plaudits build home and away

By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 26 Jun 2017

CLUGSTON Construction has picked up a second Considerate Constructors Gold Award for its approach to site set-up and consideration for its staff, suppliers and adjacent businesses.

Described as rare to win, a double is almost unprecedented, and a source of great pride for the Scunthorpe team.

It was awarded for work on the Wilton Energy from Waste project.

Considerate Constructors is a national industry scheme designed to recognise and encourage excellence in construction delivery. In involves a detailed audit process carried out by independent inspectors.

Clugston was praised for its exemplar standards.

In awarding a rare second gold the judges said: “This site embodied exemplary levels of external presentation with the high quality of workmanship clearly evident even at the boundary fences.  The same high standards were echoed in all other site areas with neatly stored materials and equipment, and exceptionally clean and tidy surrounds.  The site offices and welfare accommodation were also maintained immaculately.  The site itself is disabled-friendly,  including a disabled parking bay and welfare facilities including showers, lockers and female toilet.  Occupational health provision is also comprehensive, as is support for the personal development of operatives.

“The site vigorously promotes the training of apprentices and vacancies for work placement students, and is launching a programme of further support for schools and colleges in the area.  Throughout this extensive and growing site, top standards were recorded in every considerate area, and the genuine enthusiasm for scheme participation made it a performance of exceptional merit.”

The EFW project at Wilton is part of a series of energy recovery schemes the company is delivering across the UK.

Steve Radcliffe, managing director at Clugston Construction, said: “It takes some doing to win a single gold from Considerate Constructors, to achieve a second is rare indeed! Clugston Construction did!”

It came as on the home front the team celebrated construction at a base level by sponsoring the Brick City exhibition at the 20-21 Visual Arts Centre in Scunthorpe. 

Featuring models of some of the world’s most iconic buildings, it was a perfect fit for the St Vincent House team.

New chief executive Robert Vickers welcomed guests at a special drinks reception to mark the exhibition.

He said: “We are really happy to support this event, it has a wow factor, and is a great way of celebrating Scunthorpe and what we do.

“The company has grown. It started as a builder’s merchant, now turnover this year will exceed £150 million, and we employ more than 500 people, many living in the town or the local area. We are growing, we will continue to grow, and we want to be part of the community. We will continue to support events like this and North Lincolnshire Council in what it is doing to make the town as successful as it can be.” 

Underlining Clugston’s commitment to excellence he jokingly questioned St Pancras’ red brick, over burnt orange, though it was generally understood that Lego may have some limitations.

Sandra Simmons, head of participation and achievement at North Lincolnshire Council, told how the exhibition had attracted more than 10,000 visitors, describing it as a “fantastic” response.

“Every time I have gone around I see a different nuance, a different aspect,” she said. “It is brilliant to work here, and I thank Clugston for the support, because opportunities like this do give us real ways in which we can work together to share creativity and raise aspirations of young people.”

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