Considerate Constructors Scheme gives best site award to Beswick regeneration carried out in partnership with New East Manchester and English Partnerships

Birse Civils, in conjunction with English Partnerships and New East Manchester, has won the Considerate Constructors Scheme award for the UK's most considerate site for 2008. The award was given for its Beswick regeneration project, which beat off competition from more than 6,500 other UK sites.

The project included the construction of infrastructure and below-ground works on a brownfield site close to schools, a church and residential properties.

The site team's dedication to considerate site practices in every area, and their positive engagement with the local community in which they were working, counted towards their winning entry. In addition to regular meetings with the residents' steering committee, the team provided support for local schools and liaised closely with the area's police headquarters and the local church.