Tarmac and Nottinghamshire go 'Ultra' with UK first


The Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) has awarded its first Ultra Site status for a UK highways contract to a longstanding partnership between Nottinghamshire County Council and Tarmac.

The CCS is a not-for-profit organisation established in 1997 to help improve the image of the construction industry.

Tarmac workers celebrate their victory

Ultra Site status is the top award under the scheme and requires contractors and their supply chains to demonstrate industry-leading best practice and collaboration across the supply chain.

Edward Hardy, chief executive of the CCS, said: ‘Tarmac’s highways maintenance partnership with Nottinghamshire County Council is clearly demonstrating how to take considerate construction to the next level when it comes to caring for the community, the workforce and the environment.'

Work between the county and Tarmac has been registered with the CCS for the last eight years. The company delivers highway maintenance and improvement works for the authority including road resurfacing, gully clearing, street cleaning, road marking and earthworks.

Paul Fleetham, managing director of Tarmac Contracting, said: ‘It’s great to get independent recognition of our ongoing commitment to collaborative working, and working across our supply chain to consistently improve health and safety standards and engagement with local communities. This achievement reflects our longstanding partnership with the council and our ability to deliver the highest levels of best practice.’

Cllr Kevin Greaves, chairman of the Transport and Highways Committee at Nottinghamshire County Council, said: ‘I’m delighted that our successful, ongoing partnership with Tarmac has been awarded this prestigious accolade.

‘The county council has recently established a new joint-venture company, Via East Midlands, to deliver highways and fleet services. Via and Tarmac will be working together to build upon this success and look for ways to further develop our partnership.’

Ultra Sites are currently being piloted by a number of leading contractors, building up to an official launch planned for next year.

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