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Considerate Constructor Gold Award for Usher

Principal Contractor of the Usher Building, McLaughlin & Harvey Construction Ltd, has been awarded a Gold National Site Award at the Considerate Constructor Scheme’s annual awards, in recognition of the practices and high standards of ‘considerate construction’ during the Usher project in 2023.

This is a prestigious accolade in the construction industry and for the project team onsite who worked proactively to demonstrate the site’s positive impact on the local community, environment, and workforce conditions.

There was a strong commitment to community engagement with hoardings, posters and information prominently displayed; engagement with local schools and universities to promote construction careers; and support given to community organisations such as the local food bank.

The company demonstrated a dedication to environmental responsibility, evident in its health and safety accreditations and rigorous environmental inspections and the Building’s facilities are designed with eco-friendliness in mind.

The Usher Building at Edinburgh BioQuarter will host partnerships for data-driven health solutions, and co-locates the Usher Institute with a community of partners from the public, private and third sectors – including small and medium-sized enterprises and health and care providers – working on the shared purpose of developing data-enabled solutions to benefit health and wellbeing.

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