Hat trick of Gold CCS awards for sea defence scheme

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The Pevensey Bay Sea Defence scheme has received a Gold National Site Award from the Considerate Constructors Scheme for a third consecutive year.

Pevensey Bay Sea Defences is a 25-year project on the East Sussex coast to improve and maintain 9 kms of shingle embankment sea defence between Eastbourne and Bexhill-on-Sea. The defences protect a 50km² area that includes more than 10,000 properties, caravan parks and road and rail infrastructure which could be flooded if the defences are ever breached.

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The work is being carried out by Pevensey Coastal Defence Ltd, a joint venture between Boskalis Westminster, Balfour Beatty, and Mackley. The contract is the UK’s first Public Private Partnership (PPP) flood defence scheme, and a HM Treasury Pathfinder Project.

The Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) was founded in 1997 by the construction industry to improve its image. Construction sites, companies and suppliers voluntarily register with the Scheme and agree to abide by its Code of Considerate Practice which focuses on three main categories: the general public, the workforce and the environment.

The CCS National Site Awards recognise sites that have raised the bar for considerate construction. Winning a National Site Award is an exceptional achievement and recognises sites that have made the greatest contribution towards improving the image of construction.

The CCS Gold Award citation for the Pevensey scheme says: “The challenge of maintaining exceptional standards over a number of years is made all the more difficult when weather, tides and the locations of each phase are in continual flux. Nevertheless this site maintains the very high levels of consideration previously achieved.

“Extensive community involvement covers every possible interest, in particular local fishermen where support has included significant charity donations and practical help. Importantly too, members of the team continue to give presentations to schools, universities, business groups and overseas interests, as part of an aim to promote the industry.

“This is a project where, over the years, an outstanding level of co-operation and respect has developed between those involved and, through their exceptionally considerate approach, the site team and operatives have become valued members of the community.”

Footnote
Another project in which Mackley was involved – the Land Rover BAR (Ben Ainslie Racing) HQ – also received a Bronze 2016 National Site Award from the Considerate Constructors Scheme.

9 May 2016

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