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Steel-framed project is the first CCS five-star winner

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L-R: Peter Carlson, Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations, US Government; Matt Goldsworthy, Project Manager, B.L. Harbert International; Bob Kay, Project Manager, Sir Robert McAlpine; and Pat Kelly, Works Manager, Sir Robert McAlpine.

L-R: Peter Carlson, Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations, US Government; Matt Goldsworthy, Project Manager, B.L. Harbert International; Bob Kay, Project Manager, Sir Robert McAlpine; and Pat Kelly, Works Manager, Sir Robert McAlpine.

The new US Embassy site in south London is the first project to achieve the top five-star accolade in the Considerate Constructors Scheme’s (CCS) recently launched star ratings system.

The ratings have been created in response to contractors and clients asking for an easy way to demonstrate their considerate credentials to the public.

The site, which is being constructed by B.L. Harbert International, in conjunction with Sir Robert McAlpine, is due to open next year.

Steelwork contractor for the project is Severfield and it has fabricated, supplied and erected approximately 3,000t of steel for the job, as well as erecting a further 900t of steel sourced by the construction team via the United States.

Scheme Chief Executive Edward Hardy said: “The introduction of the star ratings system provides an easily identifiable and quantifiable way for the public, local community and workforce to understand the extent to which sites and companies are performing against the Scheme’s Code of Considerate Practice.

B.L. Harbert International Project Manager Matt Goldsworthy added: “B.L. Harbert is honoured to receive such recognition. It would not have been possible without all of the hard work and dedication of all the people on site that have all contributed to make this happen.”

Sir Robert McAlpine’s Project Manager Bob Kay said: “At the New London Embassy we take pride in providing a working environment that not only attracts like-minded personnel to the site, but aims to do so in a way that demonstrates our commitment not only to the site and its personnel but also to the wider community.

“Receiving such recognition from the Considerate Constructors Scheme demonstrates that we are achieving this aim.”

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