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ier Sheffield LLP has been ranked in the top ten per cent of Considerate Constructor sites in the country for a project it is carrying out in partnership with Sheffield City Council to improve facilities for local young people. The partnership is currently constructing a state-of-the-art school for disabled children replacing the existing Woolley Wood building and moving the new building, pupils and facilities to link to Mansel Primary School.


The project is due to be completed early in 2012 and is situated within the grounds of the existing Mansel Primary School. The project will involve significant remodelling and refurbishment of the existing Mansel School building in order to provide an improved environment for staff and

children as well as construction of a state-of-the-art school for disabled children. The co-location of Woolley Wood onto the site will bring both able bodied and disabled children together from across the city into an integrated main stream primary school function with specialised facilities within both schools. In each of the eight sections of the Considerate Constructors Scheme Code, it is possible to score between one and five points, with three indicating compliance. In a recent Considerate Constructors Scheme assessment the project scored full marks in two categories (Environment and Responsible) with its overall score of 37 points out of a possible 40 meaning the site has officially been classed as ‘an exceptionally good site’. This achievement is a true reflection of the partnership’s collaborative working, commitment and investment in the children of Sheffield. Kier is working in partnership with Sheffield City Council, which has allocated government funding to develop the new schools. The overall value of the project managed and delivered by Kier is around £9.8m and is being carried out in conjunction with architects Jefferson Sheard. The new schools will also include adult-focused facilities such as a shared community room where adult learning and social activities can be held. The Considerate Constructors Scheme was established in 1997 and aims to improve the image of the construction industry. Companies registering their sites with the scheme agree to be considerate, a good neighbour, clean, respectful, safe, environmentally conscious, responsible and accountable.

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team starting work to provide a safer environment and a more energy efficient lighting system for the residents and businesses in Oldham and Rochdale. The investment locally is a blueprint for local authorities across the country, delivering considerable reductions in energy

consumption and costs whilst keeping the lights on and streets safe for residents.” Lighting columns will continue to be installed in the first phase of the Middleton scheme until July 2012 and will be fully operational within two weeks of installation. Once work has been completed in Middleton, the project will move to Smallbridge and Firgrove, where work is scheduled to start next summer.

Public information days will be held in advance, giving residents a chance to look at

the plans, and find out more about the work. streetlights

CARBON TRUST STANDARD CERTIFIES MANCHESTER AIRPORT Manchester Airport has become the first UK airport to be officially re-certified to the Carbon Trust Standard. The airport has been recognised for taking action on climate change by setting clear targets, measuring, managing and reducing its carbon emissions; including business travel and partner engagement whilst also committing to reducing emissions year on year. In 2006, Manchester Airport made a commitment to make all ground

operations carbon neutral by 2015 and is using effective, innovative measures to create

a sustainable future. Manchester Airport became the first airport to achieve the Carbon Trust Standard in 2008 and also played a fundamental part in developing a carbon accreditation scheme with Airports Council International Europe, which encourages all airports to calculate their carbon footprint. Manchester Airport was also the first UK airport to be accredited by Airport Carbon Accreditation scheme in 2009 and in early 2011; the airport reached the Optimisation level. The airport has

implemented many projects and initiatives aimed at reducing carbon emissions from airport operations and to aid other companies on site in reducing their own emissions including; buying 100% of electricity from renewable sources, launching

the Carbon Challenge, a five- year programme aimed at engaging service partners and businesses based on site to target the main areas of the carbon journey, incorporating environmentally friendly and carbon reducing techniques into all new buildings,

reducing electricity and CO2 usage through replacement of lights with LED, which includes installing over 1000 state of the art LED lights, as part of a scheduled runway

refurbishment, producing a 60% saving in energy and replacing 1100 lights in the T2 arrivals piers, producing a reduction of 70% saving in energy. This scheme is to be expanded throughout the rest of T2 and to T1 and T3 in the coming year resulting in over 10,000 lights being replaced for energy efficient equivalents. PUBLIC SECTOR SUSTAINABILITY • VOLUME 1 ISSUE 5 13

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