Community Support

We understand the value of protecting, engaging and supporting the communities in which we work.

We have developed systems to minimise disturbance and disruption to the occupants of the immediate environment. It is always our intention that, where possible, local businesses, residents and visitors carry on with their normal routines, unaffected by the work we are carrying out.

As well as suppressing emissions of noise, vibration and dust we will also, typically, prepare and implement plans to minimise disruption to local traffic systems.

Developing community relations – explaining what is happening, and how it may affect the local community is essential to the smooth running of projects and minimising any concerns.  Our Project Managers will typically discuss the works in advance with representatives of the local community and we often publish and distribute a bulletin or newsletter to local residents and businesses to explain what is happening, why and when and who to contact for more information.

We routinely register our sites with the Considerate Constructors Scheme - a voluntary Code of Practice set up by the industry in 1997 to improve its image.

We understand the value of using local resources in contributing to the economic and social fabric of the areas in which we work as well as the benefits it brings to our company. Our Sustainable Procurement Policy requires the company to, where feasible, source labour, sub-contractors and materials locally. We have considerable experience of implementing employment and training initiatives to resource projects while supporting the local economy.