Considerate Overbury wins five national constructor awards

Overbury's award-winning fit out and refurbishment of IHG’s historic HQ in Staffordshire.

A Midlands office fit out and refurbishment specialist has scooped a famous five national industry awards for its super-considerate approach to construction.

Birmingham-based Overbury has been recognised by the Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) National Site Awards for delivering some of the highest performing construction sites in the UK and Ireland.

Overbury’s refurbishment of a modern office building in Solihull has won the Scheme’s top accolade of Most Considerate Site (£500k to £1m), for demonstrating the highest levels of consideration and care for the community, the environment and the workforce. It is one of only six construction schemes nationally to be presented with the prestigious award.

The winning project, delivered by Overbury on behalf of a global asset manager, was praised for its commitment to religious considerations, cultural needs and disadvantaged groups, as well as its promotion of college placements and a company graduate programme. Judges also noted the project’s cleanliness, with the workforce actively encouraged to engage in ‘Friday Tidy Time’.

Overbury was presented with a Gold award by CCS for the fit out and refurbishment of IHG’s historic 60,000 sq ft HQ in Branston, Staffordshire, as well as an impressive transformation of three floors of office space at Baskerville House in central Birmingham, on behalf of Network Rail. The company was awarded Silver for the delivery of the General Dental Council’s new head offices in Birmingham.

Overbury project manager, Mark Smith picked up a highly prized individual award for Most Considerate Site (£500k to £1m) for the second successive year.

Overbury managing director, Andrew Wood, said: “I’m absolutely delighted that several of our projects and our team members have been recognised in this year’s CCS National Site Awards.

“To be recognised as one of only a handful of companies to have delivered the Most Considerate site is an exceptional achievement and I couldn’t be more delighted for project manager Mark Smith and the whole project team. These awards recognise Overbury’s ongoing commitment to our clients and their neighbours and demonstrates the hard work that goes into making our sites standout from others.”

CCS chief executive, Edward Hardy, said: “Year-on-year, the Scheme places a higher level of expectation for the 7,000 plus construction sites typically registered at any time. We work with sites to push the boundaries of what is achievable and this year’s accomplishments by sites have certainly not disappointed.

“Special congratulations must go to the highest performing construction sites winning the coveted title of ‘Most Considerate Site 2019’, which represent the very best of the construction industry in how they have raised their standards of considerate construction to the highest levels.”

The CCS is a non-profit-making, independent organisation founded in 1997 by the construction industry to improve its image. Construction sites, companies and suppliers voluntarily register with the scheme and agree to abide by a code of considerate practice, designed to encourage best practice beyond statutory requirements.