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Robo Cops Considerate Constructors' Ultra Site Status

The Robertson Group’s construction of the Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre (AECC) has been designated a national Ultra Site status - the highest level of attainment with the Considerate Constructors Scheme.

The multi-million pound AECC project - a joint venture between Henry Boot Developments and Aberdeen City Council - will deliver a 12,500-seat arena which will host major events including, conferences, exhibitions and music concerts.

As well as building the new arena and conference centre and one of three on-site hotels, Robertson Group is also undertaking site preparatory works including ground and infrastructure works.

During the construction period, which commenced in August 2016 and is due to complete in 2019, 600 new jobs will be created, including a number of new apprenticeships.

Considerate Constructors Scheme Chief Executive Edward Hardy said: “Being designated Ultra Site status for the AECC project is a momentous achievement for Robertson Group, its clients Henry Boot Construction and Aberdeen City Council and its associated supply chain. 

“Since the introduction of Ultra Sites as a pilot in July 2015, only 11 out of over 14,000 registered sites within this period have received Ultra Site status, clearly demonstrating how AECC site is a beacon of best practice within the UK construction industry. 

“Robertson Group is working to drive even greater collaboration within its supply chain. This commitment has resulted in a huge number of benefits for the construction workforce, local community and environment – all helping to raise standards to improve the image of the construction industry.”

Robertson Group’s Chief Operating Officer, Derek Shewan added: "This recognition is part of Robertson Group’s strategic approach to developing our business in recognising the importance of collaboration and integration of, not only our supply chain but also the local community.

“Working in this way delivers economic, social and environmental benefits.”

Aberdeen City Council finance, policy and resources committee convener Councillor Douglas Lumsden said: “The quality of the new exhibition and conference centre for Aberdeen is extremely important for the development as we want to anchor existing international events and compete nationally and internationally for new events, as well as by broadening the appeal of the north-east to a global audience.

“The new AECC will be a world-class destination which will help to grow and bolster the local economy while attracting major artists and events to the city, so we are delighted that Robertson Construction has been awarded the accolade for raising the industry’s standards.”

Picture left to right: Andy Mallice (Managing Director, Robertson Construction Group) and Joe McMenamin (Project Director, AECC, Robertson Construction Group) receive Ultra Site certificate from Considerate Constructors Scheme Chief Executive Edward Hardy

Click here to watch a video interview with Considerate Constructors Scheme Chief Executive Edward Hardy discussing Ultra Sites

 

 The Robertson Group’s construction of the Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre (AECC) has been designated a national Ultra Site status - the highest level of attainment with the Considerate Constructors Scheme.

The multi-million pound AECC project - a joint venture between Henry Boot Developments and Aberdeen City Council - will deliver a 12,500-seat arena which will host major events including, conferences, exhibitions and music concerts.

As well as building the new arena and conference centre and one of three on-site hotels, Robertson Group is also undertaking site preparatory works including ground and infrastructure works.

During the construction period, which commenced in August 2016 and is due to complete in 2019, 600 new jobs will be created, including a number of new apprenticeships.

Considerate Constructors Scheme Chief Executive Edward Hardy said: “Being designated Ultra Site status for the AECC project is a momentous achievement for Robertson Group, its clients Henry Boot Construction and Aberdeen City Council and its associated supply chain. 

“Since the introduction of Ultra Sites as a pilot in July 2015, only 11 out of over 14,000 registered sites within this period have received Ultra Site status, clearly demonstrating how AECC site is a beacon of best practice within the UK construction industry. 

“Robertson Group is working to drive even greater collaboration within its supply chain. This commitment has resulted in a huge number of benefits for the construction workforce, local community and environment – all helping to raise standards to improve the image of the construction industry.”

Robertson Group’s Chief Operating Officer, Derek Shewan added: "This recognition is part of Robertson Group’s strategic approach to developing our business in recognising the importance of collaboration and integration of, not only our supply chain but also the local community.

“Working in this way delivers economic, social and environmental benefits.”

Aberdeen City Council finance, policy and resources committee convener Councillor Douglas Lumsden said: “The quality of the new exhibition and conference centre for Aberdeen is extremely important for the development as we want to anchor existing international events and compete nationally and internationally for new events, as well as by broadening the appeal of the north-east to a global audience.

“The new AECC will be a world-class destination which will help to grow and bolster the local economy while attracting major artists and events to the city, so we are delighted that Robertson Construction has been awarded the accolade for raising the industry’s standards.”

Picture left to right: Andy Mallice (Managing Director, Robertson Construction Group) and Joe McMenamin (Project Director, AECC, Robertson Construction Group) receive Ultra Site certificate from Considerate Constructors Scheme Chief Executive Edward Hardy

Below - video interview with Considerate Constructors Scheme Chief Executive Edward Hardy discussing Ultra Sites

Article written by Robin Snow

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