Considerate Constructors Scheme - Bronze National Site Award Winner

Basingstoke Consultant & Radiotherapy Facility has won a Bronze Considerate Constructors Scheme National Site Award.

Extaraspace Solutions Bronze Award was officially announced at an awards ceremony in Manchester on Tuesday 25 March 2014. Steve Daniels, our Site Manager in Basingstoke Hospital accepted the award on behalf of Extraspace Solutions and the Project Team involved.

This project involved the construction of a new, single storey steel-framed modular building on the site of the former Donald Burrell Centre within Basingstoke Hospital. The new build comprises of a modern reception area, new consultants facilities, x-ray room, Linac treatment room, mechanical plantroom, associated services and external works.

What we did to achieve consistent high scores in our CCS Audits in Basingstoke:

  • Building presentation to children in local Blossom Day Nursery, on the site of Basingstoke Hospital which coincided with their construction occupation theme the same week. This involved interactive games and competitions to encourage the children to talk about construction and safety around building sites.

  • Colouring competitions which were coloured by Blossom Day Nursery were judged by our Site Manager and Ivor Goodsite and displayed on the Site hoarding for all the passers-by to admire outside the hospital entrance.

  • Sponsorship of male voice choir charity within the hospital.

  • Introduction of “Shout - Cut it Out” awards system on Site to encourage operatives to report hazards on site.

  • Updates of road closures / traffic management systems in place sent out to local residents.

  • Waste Management records displayed to show minimal waste on site.

The Considerate Constructors Scheme is an initiative, which aims to improve the image of construction within the UK. The scheme focuses on five areas relating to appearance, community, environment, safety and workforce. Each site is monitored against a Code of Considerate Practice, designed to encourage best practice beyond statutory requirements.

Extraspace Solutions are registered with the CCS on 90% of their projects and have a record of steady “Performance beyond Compliance” Certificates on all Sites.

The ‘Performance Beyond Compliance’ Certificate is only issued when a site is awarded 7 marks (very good) or more in each of the categories audited by the Site Monitor. Extraspace Solutions have gone above and beyond the required scoring in each monitored section to receive certificates beyond compliance in the majority of their current sites.

Extraspace Solutions have a strict regime that they follow on each Site which relates to the five main CCS topics.