Safe working practices at a multi-million pound construction development in Cambridge have been singled out for high praise.
The approach to safe working of the firm behind the £80 million lots 1 and 3 schemes of the North West Cambridge Development - BAM Construction - was rated as “exceptional” by the independent inspectors, the Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS).
CCS Monitor Stan Marlow praised the appointment of a full time on-site health and safety adviser as well as initiatives such as pedestrian zone protection and breakfast rewards for good staff safety performance.
Marlow gave the project 9 out of 10 for safety as well as 8 out of ten – equating to an ‘excellent’ rating – for all other criteria. These include appearance, community respect, protecting the environment and valuing the workforce.
Situated within the heart of the North West Cambridge Development, the works include 352 homes for the University and College key workers built to the Code for Sustainable Homes Level 5, as well as a supermarket and retail units, a doctors surgery, and the shell of the energy centre built to BREEAM Excellent standard.