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CCS audit returns full marks for Farrans Sacyr at Belfast Grand Central Station


Farrans Sacyr has scored full marks following a Considerate Constructors Scheme monitoring visit at our Belfast Grand Central Station for client Translink.

The Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) helps improve the image of construction, by supporting and driving positive change in the industry through its Code of Considerate Practice and independent monitoring of sites.

The CCS Monitors assess and score how well a site is doing under the three main areas of the Code: respecting the community, caring for the environment and valuing their workforce.

The report noted that this was “an impressive score, evidenced though the significant investment in the community, environment and workforce. A staggering 2430 students have been engaged in the project through site visits, school talks, careers talks, work experience and placement opportunities. Local labour, subcontractor and suppliers have been prioritised and promoted. Local charities continue to be supported with over £19,000 raised to date and ongoing events taking place. Environmental procedures and systems are in place to ensure the site adheres to environmental objectives and environmental management systems.

“An environmental consultant visit took place to review and improve biodiversity on site, with off-cut planters created and planted up outside the main offices. Carbon reduction / Net Zero commitment is in place and continues to be developed and communicated. Carbon literacy training has been developed in-house and is being rolled out to the workforce. Investment in the workforce is evident through the training provided, health and wellbeing focus and ample welfare facilities. There has been a focus on Women in Construction with numerous female students visiting the site and getting to experience the various job opportunities in construction.”

Farrans and JV partner Sacyr are delivering the main works on the NI Executive Flagship Belfast Grand Central Station project alongside Translink which commenced in February 2022. The new multi-modal Transport Hub will replace the existing Europa and Great Victoria Street bus and rail stations.

It will provide greater capacity with an increase to 26 bus stands, 8 railway platforms, enhanced walking and cycling connectivity, greater comfort and accessibility encouraging greener, active travel for a healthier, smarter city. The Weavers Cross development delivered as part of the project will regenerate the lands around the transport hub and facilitate economic growth and urban regeneration.

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