Vinci Construction, the company carrying out the transformation of The Devonshire Quarter, has been rated “exceptional” in four out of five categories in the Considerate Constructors Scheme.
The company, that was inspected on site on June 4, received nine out of ten, rated “exceptional”, for categories “Respect the Community”, “Protect the Environment”, “Secure Everyone’s Safety” and “Value of Workforce”. In the remaining category, Care about Appearance, it received eight out of ten, which is classed as “excellent.”
Site inspectors highlighted the wide range of community engagment including public talks to local communities and the Job Centre and that Vinci Construction was far exceeding the Council’s minimum requirement that 20% of workers must be from the local area.
They said Vinci showed zero tolerance for inappropriate language, bullying or harassment and had high quality accommodation and welfare for staff.
In terms of recycling, there was a high level of waste segregation for re-use and recycling with sustainability and recycling actively promoted with even biodegradable oils now a requirement on site.
Richard Etherington, Project Manager for Vinci Construction, said: “We are absolutely delighted to receive this rating. There’s a huge team effort that goes into ensuring we maintain very high standards of considerate construction that are essential when working on a scheme of this kind.”
The Devonshire Quarter is Eastbourne Borough Council’s £54 million scheme to transform the Devonshire Park area of the town into a first-class cultural, conference and sporting complex.