McCann shines brightly after securing a Silver Considerate Constructors Scheme 2017 National Site Award


Nottingham-based Civil and Electrical Engineering firm McCann, has been accredited with a Silver Considerate Constructors Scheme 2017 National Site Award after the successful completion of LED lighting upgrades on the M62 earlier in 2017.


The project, which involved completing lighting upgrades between J22-25 of the M62, added to an already impressive LED lighting portfolio for McCann’s specialist in-house team – which possesses all the knowledge and expertise required in an increasingly important area.


The Silver Award was presented to the McCann team for demonstrating “the highest levels of consideration towards the public, its workforce and the environment through adhering to the Scheme’s five-point Code of Considerate Practice”. The five points which must be adhered to are caring about appearance, respecting the community, protecting the environment, securing everyone’s safety and valuing the workforce.


The lighting upgrades were coordinated by Highways England’s term contractor A-one+ and were completed by McCann in a 9-week period between January and March 2017 – covering a 19km stretch of the M62 between J22 at Saddleworth Moor, and Kirklees Viaduct to the west of Junction 25.


As part of the lighting upgrade on one of the UK’s busiest motorways, 1,224 existing high pressure sodium lanterns were replaced with new Ampera Maxi LED lighting units and 12 existing street lighting feeder pillars were replaced.


The project also included the installation of a new Central Management System (CMS) – with remote manipulation of operational burn hours, control over the timing of dimmed lighting when there is minimal traffic, and fault monitoring and energy consumption tracking systems. The reporting and control mechanisms can also be operated on a light-by-light basis or across the entire network.


John McCann, Managing Director at McCann, is pleased to see the hard work of the team recognised by the Considerate Constructors Scheme with the presentation of the Silver Award for works on the M62.


“It is an honour for the company to receive this award – especially for such a landmark project on one of the UK’s major routes. I would like to extend a special congratulations to all involved and thank you to the Considerate Constructors Scheme for recognising the work carried out”.


Isabel Martinson, Executive Chairman for Considerate Constructors Scheme, said “On behalf of the Scheme, I would like to congratulate McCann on its success. Every award-winning site is a beacon of best practice – making significant strides to continually improve the image and reputation of the UK construction industry”.