Hinkley Point C wins construction award for consideration shown to community
The team building the UK’s first new nuclear power station in a generation has scooped a prestigious honour for its work.
The Hinkley Point C project team was presented with a Gold Award at the Considerate Constructors Scheme’s 2018 National Site Awards.
The award was presented to representatives of EDF Energy and HPC contract partners Kier BAM and BYLOR at a ceremony held at Plaisterers Hall in London on 18 April.
Construction sites of many varying sizes entered the awards, which recognise the highest levels of consideration and care shown by those registered with the Considerate Constructors Scheme towards their neighbourhoods, the general public, their workforce and the environment.
Judged by scheme monitors visiting the sites, they rate the company's considerate performance against the Code of Considerate Practice.
The huge Hinkley Point C project involves the creation of a new nuclear power station with two 1650 Megawatt reactors and associated developments. There are over 3,000 people working at the Somerset site each day.
The site team was congratulated for their community engagement, appearance, workforce safety and environmental consideration.
Rob Jordan, HPC construction director, said: “It is gratifying to see our team’s efforts being recognised for helping to deliver a vital infrastructure project while respecting the needs of the community surrounding the site. Inevitably, such a huge project will raise issues for our neighbours, but it is how you plan for and rise to those challenges that determines success and I applaud the team for their efforts. I’d also like to share that appreciation with our neighbours for their constructive engagement with us in finding solutions.”
Russell Lang, Kier BAM project director, said: “we are delighted with this prestigious industry scheme award. It demonstrates the collaborative approach taken on the HPC Project for best in class considerate practice.”
Nicolas Caille, BYLOR project director, said: “Hinkley Point C is a project which inspires collaboration - this Gold Award is a testament to our efforts to work together as one team, demonstrating best practice in the construction industry.”