Double Award Win Is Excellent News For Mayfield
Thursday, 28 May 2009
Liverpool-based Mayfield Construction has been awarded the top industry benchmark for sustainability, as well as an International Safety Award, for its work on the £6.5m second phase of Liverpool Science Park.
The 'ic2' building - a 4-storey office development with internal car parking and external landscaping - achieved a BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) 'Excellent' rating for its high standards. Mayfield was the main contractor on the project, for Neptune Developments.
A team of independent assessors investigated the environmental implications of the building based on set criteria and awarded it with a score - and while 25% is needed for a 'Pass', it surpassed this with an impressive score of 71.82%. Areas in which it achieved particularly high scores were management of construction site impact, reduction of CO2 emissions, water consumption, responsible sourcing of materials, and enhancing the site ecology.
Mayfield also scooped an International Safety Award from the British Safety Council, in recognition of its commitment to improving corporate health and safety. The British Safety Council congratulated Mayfield on what it described as an "outstanding achievement" and presented the firm with its award at a winners' banquet at Grosvenor House in London.
Dave Noar, Managing Director of the McKean Group of companies which includes Mayfield Construction, was delighted with the highly-regarded accolades.
He said: "We were proud to accept the British Safety Council award which reflects our high standards when it comes to health and safety. The achievement of BREEAM's highest rating is also a real coup and shows our commitment to delivering developments of outstanding quality. There is more demand than ever for buildings which boast top environmental standards and the award demonstrates that we can deliver this."
Notes to editors
- 1. The McKean Group's growth has been carefully and strategically planned to bring together companies and individuals who share a vision of delivering exemplary service. The group now comprises of McKean, Mayfield and Hudson; an electrical contractor who specialises in disability access and security systems.
- 2. The McKean Group was known as McKean & Renwick, Railway and Public Works Contractors when it began 100 years ago, employing 20 staff. After only a few years the company began building roads, bridges, dams and canals. During the growth years of the 1950s and 1960s projects included Scotland's first nuclear washing facility for submarines at Rosyth, the country's first deep water jetty for oil tankers at Faslane and the White Cart Bridge in Paisley. By the 1970s the company employed 50 staff and today this figure has grown to more than 250 full time employees.