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We encourage all building and civil engineering contractors working in the City to carry out their operations in a safe and considerate manner, with regard to pedestrians and road users.

Consider the impact streetworks and construction and deconstruction sites have on the environment. Find out more on detailed guidance and requirements.

If you wish to discuss the Considerate Contractor Scheme please contact our CCS Hotline 020 7332 1004.

How does it work

By joining the scheme members agree to follow the Code of Good Practice. This commitment which exceeds the legal minimum requirements ensures that general standards of work are raised and the condition and safety of City streets and pavements are improved for the benefit of everyone living, working or travelling through the Square Mile.

The contractors are judged annually on their performance during that year, by regular monitoring and public feedback. A judging panel carries out a site inspection to complete the assessment. The Lord Mayor presents the trophies.

Register for the schemes

The scheme is open to all contractors undertaking building and civil engineering in the City of London. There is no membership fee.

Members agree to follow the code of good practice below and display the CCS or CCSS signs on the site next to the public highway.

If your company would like to become a member of the scheme you can complete our online membership application form.

Contact us

You can also contact our team
ccs@cityoflondon.gov.uk
T 020 7332 1004
F 020 7332 1578

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.

You can do so at ccs@cityoflondon.gov.uk or by filling out our online form using the comments tab. You can also telephone CCS Hotline on 020 7332 1004.

Code of practice

As a participating member of the Considerate Contractor Scheme (CCS) and Considerate Contractor Streetworks Scheme (CCSS), we undertake, in addition to legal obligations, to ensure that site personnel are educated to observe the following points of considerate conduct.

We also undertake to put right quickly any statutory infringements or breaches in the code of good practice and understand that continual justifiable complaints by the public or the Corporation will lead to our expulsion from the scheme. The City of London expects a member of the scheme to abide by the following principles:

Care

All works will be carried out safely and in such a way that it will not inconvenience pedestrians or other road users. Special care will be taken to ​make sure that pedestrians with sight, hearing or mobility difficulties are not inconvenienced or endangered and that access is maintained for those in wheelchairs and pushing prams.

Cleanliness

Footways and carriageways affected by works are to be kept in a tidy and safe condition. Hoardings, scaffolds, warning lights and other features are to be kept clean and neat. Waste, rubbish and litter should not be allowed to accumulate.

Consideration

As far as possible, works are to be carried out in such a way that noise and dust are kept to a minimum, and at times which will minimise the effect on the City workers, residents and visitors.

Co-operation

The main contractor is to ensure those sub-contractors, suppliers and others working on or near the site maintain the standards of the code of practice.

Communication

The constructor/utility/contractor should assume a more positive and proactive approach to communicating with public, identifying ways in which they can improve and deliver this improvement across all their works.

Climate

The potential environmental and ecological effects of all operations should be taken in to account and appropriate action should be taken to minimise all forms of pollution. Every effort should be made to reduce, reuse and recycle waste. Materials obtained from sustainable sources and local resources used wherever possible.

You can download a copy of the Code of good practice (30KB)​. ​

Award ceremony 2017

The 29th Considerate Contractor Scheme Award Ceremony was held on 19 May 2017 in Plaisterers' Hall.

​Special Awards ​Name of the company ​Site
​Street Works Communication award Clancy Docwra ​Eon
Environmental award​ Multiplex Contruction Europe 22 Bishopsgate
​Access award Mace Ltd 2-6 Cannon Street
​Chairman's Cup Multiplex Construction Europe 100 Bishopsgate
City Mark Award For Client/Principal Contractor Multiplex Construction Europe 22 Bishopsgate
​City Mark Award for Construction Logistics Planning Multiplex Construction Europe 22 Bishopsgate
​Individual award
for commitment to their role
Anthony Smith ​for National Grid Gas ​N/A
Gold awards in Construction, Demolition and Scaffold category
Company Site(s)
Erith Contractors Ltd 20 Farringdon Street
Keltbray Ltd 21 Moorfields and Bartholomew Close
Kier Construction 33 Gutter Lane
Laing O'Rourke 1-14 Liverpool Street (Crossrail)
Lendlease Construction (EMEA) Ltd 1 Cousin Lane
McLaren Construction Group 30 Chancery Lane
Mace Ltd 1 Angel Court and 70 St Mary Axe
Multiplex Construction Europe 42 Shoe Lane
Sir Robert McAlpine Bloomberg Place
Willmott Dixon Construction 181 Queen Victoria Street
M R Scaffolding Services Various Locations

Highly Commended awards in the Construction and Demolition category

Highly Commended Gold awards
Company​ Site
BAM Construction Ltd 8 Salisbury Square
Barratt London Sugar Quay
ISG Plc 72-75 Fenchurch Street
Mace Ltd 2-6 Cannon Street
Multiplex Construction Europe 22 Bishopsgate and 100 Bishopsgate
Gold Awards in the Streetworks category
Streetworks utilities Streetworks contractors
Colt Technology Services Agility Alliance
EU Networks Fiber UK Ltd Centercomms Ltd
National Grid Gas Compass Infrastructure UK Ltd
Thames Water Utilities Limited Data Techniques
UK Power Networks (Operations) Ltd J B Riney & Co Ltd
Verizon UK Ltd JSM Group
Vodafone UK Kelly Group
Zayo Group UK Ltd Clancy Docwra
John Henry Group
​Stanmore Quality Surfacing

Highly Commended awards in streetworks category

  • Contractor
  • Instalcom Limited
  • Trilo

Award ceremony 2016

The 28th Considerate Contractor Scheme Award Ceremony was held on 20 May 2016 in Drapers' Hall.

​Special Awards ​Name of the company ​Site
​Street Works Communication award tRIIO for National Grid Gas ​N/A
Environmental award​ tRIIO for National Grid Gas N/A
​Access award ​Laing O'Rourke ​Liverpool Street (C502) Crossrail
​Chairman's Cup Sir Robert McAlpine Bloomberg London
The Terry Hines award for Road Danger Reduction Sir Robert McAlpine Bloomberg London
​Individual award
for commitment to their role
​Louise Willis for AFL Global Services N/A
Gold awards in Construction, Demolition and Scaffold category
Company Site(s)
Keltbray Ltd Bartholomew Close
Cantilon Limited Queensbridge House
Ellmer Construction Ltd 69 Carter Lane
Brookfield Multiplex Europe 98 Fetter Lane
Skanska Limited 52 Lime Street
Laing O'Rourke Liverpool Street (C502) Crossrail
Mace Ltd 12 - 14 Fetter Lane
Skanska Building - Central and Regions St Bartholomew's Hospital
McLaren Construction 1 King William Street
Skanska Building - London and South East Creechurch Place,
11 to 15 Monument Street and
1 New Street Square
GKR Scaffolding Limited various locations

Highly Commended awards in the Construction and Demolition category

Highly Commended Gold awards
Company​ Site
Erith Contractors Ltd 42 Shoe Lane
Mace Ltd 1 Angel Court
12 to 14 New Fetter Lane
Sir Robert McAlpine Limited Bloomberg London
McLaren Construction 25 - 32 Chancery Lane
Brookfield Multiplex Europe 22 Bishopsgate
Deconstruct UK Garlick Hill
Gold Awards in the Streetworks category
Streetworks utilities Streetworks contractors
EU Networks
Agility Alliance
Colt Technology Services Davies Utility Services
UK Power Networks (Operations) Limited Instalcom Limited
Thames Water Utilities Limited JB Riney & Co Ltd
National Grid Gas JSM Group
Verizon UK Ltd Kelly Group
Zayo Group UK Ltd Compass Infrastructure
Level 3 Communications Optimise
Vodafone UK Stanmore Quality Surfacing

Highly Commended awards in streetworks category

  • Contractor
  • Data Techniques
  • Afl Global

Award ceremony 2015

The 27th Considerate Contractor Scheme Award Ceremony was held on 8 May 2015 in Drapers' Hall.

​Special Awards ​Name of the company ​Site
​Street Works Communication award J B Riney & Co Ltd and the City of London Aldgate Gyratory Project team​ ​Aldgate Highway Project
Environmental award​ ​Sir Robert McAlpine Bloomberg London
​Access award ​Brookfield Multiplex Construction Europe ​London Wall Place, 22 Fore Street
​Chairman's Cup Mace Ltd 1 Angel Court
The Terry Hines award for Road Danger Reduction McGee Group Limited N/A
​Individual award
for commitment to his role
​Dave Warner, Project Delivery Manager for UK POwer Networks (Operations) Limited N/A
​Special recognition award ​Mike Sharkey, former Community Liaison Officer for McGee Group Limited N/A
Gold awards in Construction, Demolition and Scaffold category
Company Site(s)
BAM Nuttal Ltd White Lion Hill
Brookfield Multiplex Construction Europe London Wall Place, 22 Fore Street
Erith Contractors Ltd Sugar Quays and
33 King William Street
ISG Construction Alderman's House, Liverpool Street
Lend Lease 8 Finsbury Circus
McAleer & Rushe Limited 24 to 26 Minories
McLaren Construction 25 to 32 Chancery Lane
Mace Ltd 5 Broadgate
Midgard Ltd St Dunstan's House, 133 to 137 Fetter Lane
Sir Robert McAlpine 70 Mark Lane
Skanska Building Central Regions St Bartholomew's Hospital
Skanska Building - London and South East Creechurch Place,
11 to 15 Monument Street and
1 New Street Square
TRAD Scaffolding Company Various locations
Highly Commended awards in the Construction and Demolition category
Company​ Site
Erith Contractors Ltd 42 Shoe Lane
John F Hunt Demolition Ltd 120 Fenchurch Street
Mace Ltd 1 Angel Court
12 to 14 New Fetter Lane
McLaren Construction 1 King William Street
Sir Robert McAlpine Limited Bloomberg London
Gold Awards in the Streetworks category
Streetworks utilities Streetworks contractors
Colt Technology Services
Compas Infrastructure UK Ltd
Level 3 Communications J B Riney & Co Ltd
National Grid Gas JSM Construction
Thames Water Utilities Limited Kelly Group
UK Power Networks (Operations) Limited Optimise
Verizon UK Ltd
Zayo Group UK Ltd
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