Success at
Considerate Constructor awards
Jackson teams have won two environmental awards at the inaugural Considerate Constructors Scheme Leading Lights Awards.
Recognising exceptional sites, organisations and individuals, the winners were announced at a ceremony held at Manchester’s Science and Industry Museum.
The site award for Natural Environment Enhancement went to the Jackson team constructing the Rotherham Canal Barrier.
Working with the client Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council, the principal designer Pell Frischmann, and stakeholders including the Canals and River Trust, Jackson’s initiatives included replacing 400 tonnes of mass concrete with earth friendly concrete to offset its carbon footprint; fish protection plans to restrict loss of aquatic wildlife; and a landscaping scheme to create habitats for wildlife.
Energy Efficiency
Jackson also picked up the company Energy Efficiency award for its hydrogen fuel cell trial at Godmanchester in Cambridgeshire.
Working in collaboration with the Environment Agency and supply chain partner TCP Eco, the trial proved a huge success, demonstrating that the use of a hydrogen fuel cell, air source heat pumps and a site team focused on energy efficiency could deliver measurable benefits in cutting emissions and removing noise pollution.
Jackson has since expanded the use of hydrogen fuels cells, so it will be used to power four site compounds for this winter’s works programme in the area.
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'The award is testament to the hard work and collaboration carried out in pre-construction to ensure the scheme was sympathetic to its locale and impact on the habitats.'