SCF – Winnall Flats

Wates Construction Limited

Construction Project Overview

Winnall is a development of affordable homes, designed and built to Passivhaus energy efficient specifications. The project includes extensive landscaping and remodelling of the grounds around existing council properties. Wates Residential has been awarded a Considerate Constructors Scheme Gold National Site Award for the incredible standards upheld during the project in 2023. The project team has been commended for consistently delivering in line with the scheme’s aims and goals, which has enabled it to achieve excellent site monitoring scores.

Project Highlights

The project team have achieved excellent levels of performance across all three sections of the Code of Considerate Practice. The rollout of the Wates 2023 inclusion and diversity plan is particularly impressive and very comprehensive in the areas it tackles. The focused approach to maximising the sustainability of the build has stood out, making this a landmark project, with valuable environmental performance information generated.

Innovations and Best Practices

As well as maintaining high standards under the Scheme, the project team implemented two CCS-approved best practices. They fostered community involvement with a book donation programme on the site hoarding. The team also demonstrated commitment to quality construction by interviewing Dame Judith Hackitt Wates, a world-renowned expert in the field and inviting all colleagues to attend the interview session to learn and develop.

Respecting the Community

There is a very clear focus on supporting the local community and charitable organisations. A significant number of actions have been taken since the last visit, which add to the social value of the project. Time has been invested in liaising with occupants of surrounding buildings to keep them informed of progress on-site.

Caring for the Environment

The team continue to rise to the challenge of building to Passivhaus design specifications, with a focus on sustainable construction methods. There are sophisticated processes in place to record environmental performance. The team have also been proactive in protecting birds nesting in the tower crane, liaising with local wildlife organisations to mitigate the problem.

Valuing the Workforce

An innovative behavioural-based approach to safety management continues to be promoted on the development. The “Acts of Allyship” initiative, a central part of the Wates Together programme, provides a particularly impressive comprehensive framework for workforce welfare development, with in-depth training delivered on-site.

Congratulations to the team for these outstanding performance levels.

Award Level

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