The McLaren Project Barley Team received a well-deserved 45 out of 50 from their second Considerate Contractor visit this December, achieving a score of nine out of ten in all five areas of the Considerate Contractor framework: Caring about Appearance, Respecting the Community, Protecting the Environment, Securing everyone’s safety and Valuing the Workforce.

Having already achieved an excellent score of 40 out of 50 from their first visit, the team worked hard to address all items that were highlighted for consideration by the Considerate Contractor Monitor which helped them achieve the exceptional score of 45.

Site operations included donating waste timber and hoardings to a community group, leaving a lasting legacy by contributing to a ‘civic amenity space’, management posters demonstrating company objectives and environmental charts and bird/bat boxes.

Most notably on the project were the various community and charitable activities undertaken by the site team, who have demonstrated the positive difference that McLaren can make in local communities. Through this considered approach, Project Barley have established a strong relationship with neighbours, local businesses and schools. The team undertook various activities, including site visits with local primary schools, donating solar panels to the local community, hosting work experience students from a local building college, supporting a local dog charity and donating bee hives to local society.

All of the site team contributed to this impressive score, however a special mention should go to Mark Brand for delivering the school visits and educational tours on site; Mark Horton for implementing several innovations and Eamon Mescal for his positive and pro-active commercial attitude to the scheme.

“Congratulations to the Project Barley Team who have done an excellent job of demonstrating McLaren’s commitment to being a Considerate Contractor. The team have clearly worked hard to improve their score by 5 points which is very well deserved and an example of best practice to all McLaren sites.”
David Murphy, Regional Managing Director

Project Barley is a new distribution centre for Waitrose and Gazeley in Milton Keynes with associated enabling works. The new £34 million JCT Design and Built project is located on 44.7 acres of land in Milton Keynes and included 600,000 square metres of earthworks, external cladding systems, structural PCC, dock levelers, plant decks and extensive soft landscaping to the surrounding area.

First 45/50 CCS Score at McLaren Construction on Project Barley Scheme