Erith strike Gold in Bolton

Yesterday proved highly successful for the Erith Group, with our project at the former Bolton gasworks site bringing home Gold at the annual Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) National Site Awards.

The CCS Gold award commended the benchmark performance delivered by the site’s management, which projected a positive image of the industry through a scheme sensitive to the local considerations and health, safety and environmental issues. In particular, the awarding body recognised our ability to incorporate several innovative practices to improve the scheme’s delivery. Amongst these were environmental best practices, such as solar powered CCTV, hybrid generators and an electric vehicle car pool.

The complex dewatering and infilling scheme of three gasholders, located on the outskirts of the busy town centre, was surrounded by numerous sensitive interfaces. These included residential, industrial and retail units; as well as a nearby railway line.

Our provision of an efficient, bespoke and sensitive project saw Erith recognised on several occasions throughout this scheme’s delivery. In addition to the CCS Gold site award, the site’s management was recognised with a CCS Performance Beyond Compliance award in late 2017, as well as a score of forty-three in the latest CCS site report.

Laura Watson, NGPH gasholder demolition manager, commented: “Today, Bolton won a Gold Award at the Considerate Constructors Ceremony in Manchester. It was a well-deserved outcome for what was a great project. I would like to extend a massive thanks to the whole project team and particularly to Gavin who I suspect was a little bit happy with the award.”