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Date updated: 19/12/2023

The City of London Corporation encourages building and civil engineering contractors in the City of London to work in a safe and considerate manner, with regard to pedestrians and road users.

The City of London's Considerate Contractor Scheme (CCS) challenges contractors to strive for the best standards in the industry, awarding those that consistently perform to the highest levels with an industry respected Gold Award.

The scheme is open to contractors undertaking building and civil engineering in the City of London. There is no membership fee. Members agree to follow the Code of Conduct and display the CCS signs on site. The Code of Conduct exceeds the legal minimum requirement and ensures that general standards of work are raised and the condition and safety of the City streets and pavements are improved for the benefit of everyone working, travelling through and living in the Square Mile.

Considerate Contractor Scheme Code of Conduct (PDF) 110KB
Date submitted: 19/11/20
CCS and CCSS Newsletter winter 2023 PDF (750KB)
Date submitted: 23/03/23
CCS Summer Newsletter 2023 PDF (6MB)
Date submitted: 13/07/23

If your company would like to join the CCS, complete our online membership application form

The scores are collated quarterly and judged annually and includes public feedback. The judging panel is made up of the City’s Streetworks Team, Traffic Management Team, Resurfacing Manager, Environmental Noise Team and Access Team. The panel carries out annual site inspections alongside the regular monitoring by our Highways Officers. The Lord Mayor chairs the award ceremony.

The five principles used for scoring:

  • Safety – contractors must attain the highest levels of health and safety possible
  • Planning – best practice must be demonstrated with client and design team engaged
  • Liaison – engagement with key stakeholders before and throughout the project
  • Site Environment – protection and enhancement of the areas surrounding site
  • Cleanliness – sites must be professional in appearance and well managed.

Have your say

You can comment on the performance of a contractor working on the highway, either to bring good practice to the attention of the CCS inspectors or to report what you consider to be bad practice.

To comment you can either email the CCS Team or fill out our online form using Considerate Contractor Comments. You can telephone the CCS Hotline on 020 7332 1004.

Winners 2023

Gold Award Winners 

Company Site
Bakers of Danbury St Lawrence Jewry Church 
Deconstruct UK 64-66 Coleman Street 
Erith Contractors Ltd 120 Fleet Street 
Erith Contractors Ltd 14-21 Holborn Viaduct 
Erith Contractors Ltd Seal House, Swan Lane 
Geoffrey Osborne Ltd 84 Moorgate 
John F Hunt Ltd 1 Liverpool Street Project 
Keltbray Ltd 2 Aldermanbury Square 
Mace Group Ltd Stonecutter Court 
Mace Group ltd 81 Newgate Street 
McLaren Construction 55 Moorgate 
McLaughlin & Harvey Project Annexe Museum of London 
Multiplex Construction 1 Leadenhall Street 
Rooff Limited Skinner's Hall 
Sir Robert McAlpine 2 Finsbury Avenue 

Sir Robert McAlpine

21 Moorfields 


Highly Commended Award Winners 

Company Site
Knight Harwood 5 Frederick’s Place 
LendLease Europe 8 Bishopsgate 
Mace Group Ltd 40 Leadenhall Street 
Sir Robert McAlpine 1 Broadgate 

Scaffolding Gold Award 

Skinners Hall - Inner City Scaffolding 

Environment Award 

Stonecutter Court – Mace Group Ltd

Construction Logistics Planning Award

5 Frederick’s Place – Knight Harwood

 Chairman's Trophy Award 

Sir Robert McAlpine - 1 Broadgate