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Perry Barr & Witton FRMS receives CCS Certificate of Excellence

Jackson’s Perry Barr & Witton Flood Risk Management Scheme receives Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) Certificate of Excellence due to their continuous improvement across the board.

As partners in the nationwide Considerate Constructors scheme, Jackson works to demonstrate and promote the highest standards of construction.

The site has been praised by CCS for presenting an ‘extremely positive and professional external image’.

Public engagement days in conjunction with the Environment Agency (EA) have been well attended and the site team have also accommodated safety stand down days, school visits and charitable fundraising events. The most recent fundraising event raised over £6k for local charities.

Jackson has carried out significant works to extend existing islands within the river which has created new spaces for birds to nest and those nesting birds on the riverbanks are now being able to relocate without fear of flooding. This initiative has been welcomed by both the EA, and the RSPB and demonstrates a commitment to make a positive contribution to the existing natural environment.

A representative from CCS said: “Overall this is now a largely exceptional project with regards to the principles of considerate construction and with a site management team who appear keen to promote a philosophy of continuous improvement. Congratulations to Paul and his team.”

The project is the second phase of a Flood risk Management scheme which is being carried out on behalf of the Environment Agency. The £32 million project will hold 1.7 million cubic meters of water and reduce flood risk for 1,400 properties currently at risk of flooding from the River Tame.

Once complete, it will be the largest flood storage reservoir in the UK and the second largest in Europe.

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