VHE a winner at the National Site Awards Finals
01 March 2017
In recognition of the work undertaken by VHE staff at the project sites in Neepsend, Sheffield, and Flass Lane, Castleford, we are pleased to announce that we have won an award which will be presented at the Considerate Constructors National Site Awards Finals in March.
The Neepsend project was delivered for National Grid Property Holdings, a long standing client of VHE, and judged to deliver ‘Performance Beyond Compliance’ in 2016. The executive summary contained the following phrases:
• Overall an excellent site with exceptional practices regarding Health and Safety on site.
• For the nature, value and duration of the site there have been and continue to be some excellent practices being carried out to ensure that those affected by the works are kept informed, updated and consulted.
• Environmentally some excellent practices at Company and site level.
• Exceptional Health and Safety Practices on site that ensure the safety of the public, visitors, neighbours and the workforce.
It is also significant that the Neepsend project was the National Grid Property Team’s 100th registered site delivery.
The Flass Lane project, for Harworth Estates, involved the stripping and stockpiling of 40,000m3 of topsoil and a bulk earthworks cut and fill of 135,000m3.
VHE constructed the surface and foul drainage. Surface water drainage included the construction of an attenuation pond, headwalls, manholes, gabions and flow control chambers. A foul pumping station and 70 metres of foul drainage was installed at depths down to 4.75 metres.
A new site entrance and sub-station will provide provision of services to the future development that will ultimately support more than 500 residential units and a new link road.
The Site Agent responsible for the delivery of the works, Iain Power, will be attending the Awards ceremony on behalf of VHE at the Lowry Hotel, Manchester on the 22nd March and we wish him every success on the day.