LLWR and partner Graham earned a major honour at the Institute of Collaborative Working (ICW) Awards at the House of Lords in London.
They picked up the Community Collaboration Award for their work on the Engineering, Design and Construction Framework (EDCF) spanning almost 5 years on LLWR’s Repository Site.
“Our relationship with Graham has been one of achievement – on Site and off,” said Cath Giel, LLWR’s Head of Public Affairs.
“We’ve dovetailed really well, building a single integrated team with a single vision and setting an example with our collaborative behaviours. This ‘one team’ mindset has certainly helped lead to successful delivery of a programme of works across a host of security and infrastructure projects on Site that have provided cost and time efficiencies, and most importantly, without suffering any accidents.
“But the community impact has also been strong, as recognised by this award, with EDCF personnel involved in a string of community projects designed to make a lasting impact.
“They took part in production of the Drigg and Carleton Community Led Plan, designed to point the way to improvements in the locality, spruced up an emergency homeless shelter in Egremont, worked with students to help signpost career opportunities, litter picked on Drigg beach and so much more.”
The EDCF was also a finalist in the ICW Awards in 2018, the year it won a Green Apple environmental award. In 2018 and 2019 it also picked up Considerate Constructors Scheme Gold Awards which recognised the highest level of consideration in respect of the community, environment and workforce.