Heron Bros Ltd has secured a highly revered Gold Award in this year’s Considerate Constructors Scheme for the construction of Ards and North Down Borough Council’s Ards Blair Mayne Wellbeing and Leisure Complex.
The awards are presented to the UK’s highest performing construction sites that have demonstrated high levels of consideration in respect of the community, environment and workforce.
During the £30m development, Heron Bros made engagement with the local community a high priority. They encouraged local businesses to advertise their services on the site’s noticeboards and they also promoted careers in construction to colleges and schools.
First aiders and operatives were trained to use the defibrillator located nearby while goodwill activities included sponsorship of community races. The company also partnered with the National Trust and RSPB so the team could offset their carbon dioxide emissions.
“This was a unique and complex project with a wide range of challenges throughout,” said Contracts Manager, Theresa McErlean. “We’re proud of how smoothly the construction process went and the high standards we achieved. The positive feedback and reaction to the new complex has also made it all worthwhile.”