National honour for school’s builders

Conlon logo (S)
Conlon logo (S)

The construction team that delivered the new £6 million Whitefield Infant School and Nursery in Nelson has been recognised at this year’s National Site Awards.

Conlon Construction received a bronze award from the Considerate Constructors Scheme (CSS), which celebrates the country’s most outstanding building projects, at a glittering ceremony held at Manchester’s Lowry Hotel on Thursday, April 16th.

The outside scene of the new Whitefield Infant School in Nelson. (S)

The outside scene of the new Whitefield Infant School in Nelson. (S)

The firm was also presented with two further bronze awards for the £1.7m In Zone project at Preston’s College and the multi-million re-development of the former land registry building in Lytham on behalf of Danbro.

The awards were presented in recognition of the firm’s support of community initiatives including visits to local schools by the company mascot “Charlie Conlon” warning of the dangers of construction sites, organising ‘litter picking’ days to help clean up the Ribble estuary and decorating a local drop-in centre for the elderly.

A national initiative launched in 1997, the Considerate Constructors Scheme is a voluntary code of practice that maintains the industry’s ethical standards, ensuring all firms remain sensitive to the environment, communities and neighbourhoods in which they work.

Michael Conlon, chairman at Conlon Construction, said: “We’re thrilled that our high quality work and attention to detail has been recognised in this way.

“We’ve always classed ourselves as a considerate constructor and take pride in going the extra mile in order to make a difference in the areas we work in, which can sometimes be for considerable lengths of time.

“Receiving three accolades is a very positive start to the awards season, long may it continue!”

And the school has now been officially opened.