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Wednesday, 11 May 2016 14:50

Jackson strikes gold, silver and bronze

Jackson has picked up one gold, one silver and two bronze Considerate Constructors awards for projects across the country.

There are over 8000 sites registered with the scheme, which aims to encourage best practice, and improve the image of the construction industry. In 2016, the scheme gave out 173 gold, 293 silver and 430 bronze awards.

Jackson’s Gold award went to the Sandwich Town Tidal Defence Scheme, which was a complex project on the River Stour Estuary involving the creation of 14km of flood walls, a new tidal relief area and a separate flood wall in Sandwich town centre.

The judges commented: “The site team not only managed its environmental obligations to an exceptional level, but took a pro-active approach by engaging the community in protecting the eco-system and creating new habitats. Principal among these was the creation of a new woodland area, helped by schoolchildren planting the saplings. More than 3000 reptiles were transferred to new habitats and the regular publication of achievements in protecting and enhancing the environment supported this community teamwork approach.

On this high-profile public-interest project the site maintained exemplary standards of presentation throughout, with all aspects of appearance helping to promote a positive image of the industry, and contributing to a lasting impression of considerate construction.”

Silver went to Kingsman Farm in Hullbridge, and Bronze went to the Kings Lynn Tidal Revetment project, and the A12-A143 Great Yarmouth Link Road.

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