Council wins award for primary school building project

PUBLISHED: 12:54 13 May 2018

From left to right, Rupert Perkins, of John Perkins Construction, Justin Harvey-Bennett, strategic project manager for North Somerset Council, site manager Hayden Picket, Graeme Young, operations manager and Duncan Leather, owner of JDL Consultants.

From left to right, Rupert Perkins, of John Perkins Construction, Justin Harvey-Bennett, strategic project manager for North Somerset Council, site manager Hayden Picket, Graeme Young, operations manager and Duncan Leather, owner of JDL Consultants.

North Somerset Council

Major changes to Hutton Primary School have landed North Somerset Council a national award.

The building of six classrooms, the creation of a new playground plus general refurbishment work has seen the council and contractors praised.

The seven-figure project won the most considerate site accolade at The Considerate Constructors Scheme’s national awards.

The scheme’s chief executive Edward Hardy said: “Receiving a most considerate site award is a monumental achievement.

“This top level of industry recognition reflects how much effort and commitment award-winning sites have made to push their standards, and those of the industry, to even higher levels.

“These awards recognise sites which are at the forefront of industry best practice and we thank them, and all sites and companies registered with the scheme, for their continued commitment to improving the performance, image and reputation of our industry.”

The prize was awarded to projects of different sizes, with the Hutton school initiative in the £1-5million pool.

The play area was built on land bought from a neighbour and the work carried out by John Perkins Construction was praised by the award judges.

Cllr David Pasley, North Somerset’s executive member for finance, said: “We are particularly pleased to be associated with this prestigious award.

“Our property and asset management team has championed the Considerate Constructors Scheme by requiring all contracts to be registered, with our project managers aiming to attend all its monitors’ site visits and to support the contractors’ site managers.

“The Hutton Primary School project exemplifies the hard work put in by all parties and rightly deserves recognition.

“To have received the national award is the pinnacle of achievement for all those involved.”

Rob Yeandle, managing director of John Perkins Construction, added: “This award is a real testament to how much can be achieved by working collaboratively.

“Willmott Dixon and North Somerset Council were fantastic partners during this project. I’m very proud of the whole team.

“It’s a great honour to win the accolade and know we’re part of the push to improve the image of the construction industry.”

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