VolkerHighways receives Silver Considerate Constructors Scheme Award 2013

VolkerHighways has received a Silver Considerate Constructors Scheme Award for the London Borough of Hackney Term Maintenance Contract (TMC) for ‘performance beyond compliance'. The award ceremony took place at Plaisterer's Hall, London, on 1st of May 2013.

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VolkerHighways receiving the Silver National Site Award

VolkerHighways was commended for its numerous initiatives including the trialling of tactile traffic barriers to assist visually impaired pedestrians and reducing carbon emissions by integrating the use of bicycles instead of cars for supervisors travelling between sites in Hackney. The team is also working in conjunction with the Metropolitan Police as part of its ‘Protect our People' and ‘Exchanging Places' safety campaigns.

In addition, VolkerHighways was recognised for its community engagement and its commitment to raising funds for Kids Adventure Playground Hackney (KAPH) in order to re-open its hydrotherapy pool.

The Considerate Constructors Scheme's National Site Awards are presented to construction sites, both large and small, that have raised the bar for considerate construction. The awards recognise sites' excellent standards of consideration towards their neighbours, their workforce and the environment.

Mark Mascar, VolkerHighways project manager, said: "We are delighted to have won this award. The team has a great connection with the local community, especially with initiatives such as KAPH, and is dedicated to working collaboratively with the council.

"Our employees work in the community everyday to improve and maintain Hackney's streets, so community engagement is of great importance."

VolkerHighways is undertaking the Streetscene Contract for the London Borough of Hackney for a third term, continuing to provide an excellent street environment for the community and building upon the success of the previous six years carrying out civil engineering, street lighting, road surfacing, special surfacing, road marking and road maintenance within the borough.