Golden success for local project

Contractors behind a construction project on the outskirts of Ashington have landed a top award.

Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd, responsible for the extensive Project Fresco factory construction, won a prestigious gold award at the Considerate Constructors Scheme’s 2014 National Site Awards.

The annual awards recognise the highest levels of consideration and care shown by construction sites towards their local neighbourhood, the general public, their workforce and the environment.

Judges noted that environmental conservation issues were a key consideration, and that an early study of potential oil spillage problems resulted in the introduction of a biodegradable diesel alternative for use in on-site plant.

Chairman of the Scheme, David Watson, said: “I would like to congratulate this site and thank them for their hard work and dedication towards improving the image of construction.”