Considerate Construction

We will aim to improve our average Considerate Construction Scheme score to at least 34.

Our average CCS score improved from 33.3 to 34.9.

We will aim to improve our average Considerate Construction Scheme score to at least 35

Performance slipped during the year and our average score was 33.9

 

At Bellway we take pride in our developments, from the management of the construction site and the care we give to our customers, through to the relationships built with those affected by our work practices and the finished homes we build.

Considerate Constructors Scheme

To co-ordinate these efforts, and as part of the Code for Sustainable Homes initiative, sites are often registered with the Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS). The CCS is an independent assessment system which awards points over five categories relevant to construction sites:

  • Enhancing the appearance
  • Respecting the community
  • Protecting the environment
  • Securing everyone’s safety
  • Caring for the workforce

Each category can be awarded a maximum of 10 points and good practice, consistency, evidence of good communication and innovation are rewarded with high scores. 

Performance

Since 2011/12 we have seen our score improve year-on-year and we set ourselves a target to achieve an average score of at least 35 for the 2015/16 year. With almost 60% of sites signed up to the Considerate Constructors Scheme, we unfortunately missed our target, recording an average score of 33.9 for the year.

We have not set a target for the 2016/17 year as with the demise of ‘Code for Sustainable Homes’, we expect fewer of our sites to be registered for the scheme going forward.

Number of homes achieving CFSH - Code for Sustainable Homes Considerate Constructors Scheme Average Score

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Alex Lacey Interview

Bellway Site Manager Alex Lacey picked up a Silver ‘Considerate Constructors Scheme’ (CCS) Award for the Fillingham Court development, the first Silver award Bellway has achieved to date.

What does winning the CCS mean to you?

I feel that the CCS is closely linked to health and safety in many ways. Both site health and safety and our public 'shop window' are things that I have always tried to put a lot of effort into throughout my site management career. Therefore to win the Silver award is great recognition for all the hard work and effort put in by my site team.

What motivated you to aim for an award?

When we started this development at Fillingham Court we announced that the CCS scheme would be something that we would be actively engaging with. I did some research into the scheme and found that even though we had been registering sites for the past 7 years or so, as a Group, Bellway had only picked up Bronze awards to date. I felt that this would be an exciting challenge to exceed past performance and publicised a target to the entire development team to encourage them to 'put our site on the map' and be the first in Bellway to achieve a minimum of a silver award.

What have you taken away from this experience?

It's really rewarding to be able to say that as a site manager, my team at Fillingham Court have achieved something that no other site in the group has achieved before and so far since. I'm sure somebody will set a new Bellway record score one day, if we don't beat it again ourselves first that is. It wasn't until sometime after we had completed the site and moved onto another development that I realised I had remained in contact with two of the local residents at a personal level whom I now call friends. This never would have happened without the scheme encouraging sites to look further than their own boundaries and to become part of and look out the local community in which they are located.

 

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