Henry Boot Construction commended for ‘unprecedented’ community output as part of Barnsley town centre regeneration project

4th November 2020

Henry Boot Construction Limited has been commended for its respect for the wider community, environmental protection and championing the value of its workforce after claiming a major industry accolade for for its delivery of Barnsley, The Glass Works.

The firm has received a Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) Gold Award for its work on the Library @ The Lightbox project, which forms part of The Glass Works – a two-phase redevelopment of Barnsley town centre which the company is undertaking for Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council.

The accolade recognises Henry Boot Construction’s attention and commitment to maintaining the project’s appearance, respecting the wider community, protecting the environment, securing the safety of staff on site at all times and recognising the value of its workforce. 

Henry Boot Construction’s ‘unprecedented’ level of community support was commended in the CCS Site Monitor’s Report, which also recognised the company’s creation of an ‘employment and skills legacy in Barnsley’. More than 300 work placements and around 300 educational visits and workshops have been provided by Henry Boot Construction to date as part of The Glass Works project.

The report also recognised Henry Boot Construction’s pledge to maintaining the health and wellbeing of the project team, with health screening carried out, ‘first-class’ welfare facilities available, and promotion of healthy lifestyles and personal health guidance.

Ryan O’Loughlin, Director at Henry Boot Construction, said: “We’re incredibly proud to see Henry Boot Construction’s positive impact on the regional community and environment recognised, as well our commitment to the safety and value of our project team.

“This indicates the huge impact that the company and the project has had on the local and regional economy.

“At Henry Boot Construction, we continue to strive to offer the very best community, economic and environmental support as part of every project we deliver. We’re delighted that the Library @ the Lightbox project has had such an impact and we are dedicated to leaving a lasting legacy for the people of Barnsley.”

Cllr Tim Cheetham, Council Spokesperson for Regeneration and Culture at Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council said: “We’re delighted to see Library @ the Lightbox and Henry Boot Construction win yet another award. 

“The Lightbox is a fantastic building that has had a major impact on the Barnsley community – it’s already become a real community hub and has had a positive influence on our town.

“We’re proud to work with Henry Boot Construction on The Glass Works development and long may these award wins continue.”

Professional teams for The Glass Works also include development managers Queensberry and Turner & Townsend.

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