Prison’s Skanska team achieve Gold Medal for construction

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The team working on the new super prison – HMP & YOI Grampian – in Peterhead has achieved the gold award for the Considerate Constructors Scheme.

The scheme is the national initiative set up by the construction industry to improve its image. These awards recognise sites’ excellent standards of consideration towards their neighbours, their workforce and the environment.

Members of the team attended an awards ceremony held at the beginning of last week, where they were presented with the certificate.

Project director, Gareth Jacques, said: “Well done to all those involved – this is a superb result and great way to acknowledge some good initiatives that have been implemented.”

Cameron Foley, operations director for Building – Central and Regions commented: “Well done and congratulations to the team on achieving this award.

“This is a measure of the hard work and dedication that you have all put into this challenging project.”

Construction sites and companies that register with the scheme are monitored against a Code of Considerate Practice, designed to encourage best practice beyond statutory requirements.

The scheme covers areas of construction activity that may have a direct or indirect impact on the image of the industry as a whole.