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Sir Robert McAlpine maintains 100pc project delivery record

Sir Robert McAlpine has revealed it cut carbon emissions by 10 per cent in the year to 31 October 2010, as well as completing all projects on time and under budget.

In its latest Corporate Responsibility Report, it said repeat business fell from 48 per cent to 25 per cent in that time, something the company attributes to the “significant volume of work won from new clients”.

The company showcased a number of projects where it delivered on sustainable objectives, including the mixed-use Cabot House development in Bristol.

Horizon House, the new corporate office for the Environment Agency, which forms part of the Cabot House development, was named winner of the BREEAM Offices Award 2010.

The report states: “The company surpassed its waste objectives and remains on course to meet its target of halving waste to Landfill by 2012.

“The number of health and safety incidents involving our staff and supply chain was halved; the company recording an accident icidence rate (including supply chain) of 3.94, and an accident frequency rate of 0.17.”

In its latest financial results, the contractor’s private holding company Newarthill said pre-tax profits fell nearly a third to £27.4 million last year, while turnover was down from £1 billion to £707m.

However, the company expects to increase turnover and its order book this year as well as gain a financial windfall from completing the 80,000-seat Olympic Stadium on time and within budget.

To increase safety on the stadium construction, the company constructed two sports lighting towers on the field of play as well as testing all equipment and circuits at ground level before being lifted 40 m into position.

Sir Robert McAlpine Olympic Stadium works manager Seamus McBride said: “You’re trying to get the job completed on time but you have to ensure it’s done safely.

“We policed safety the whole time to make sure there weren’t any accidents and that people weren’t taking short cuts. Everyone took the home safe message on board.”

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