Preston firm Conlon Construction celebrates a triple triumph

Thrilled: Michael Conlon

Thrilled: Michael Conlon

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Preston-based Conlon Construction is enjoying a triple celebration after netting awards from the Considerate Constructors and RoSPA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents).

Winning its first ever gold from the Considerate Constructors Scheme – which monitors, grades and rewards contractors to encourage best practice beyond statutory requirements – Conlon was recognised for its work at St Phillips CE Primary School in Atherton, during the completion of a £2.2m refurbishment project.

Conlon was praised for establishing a solar-powered insect study shelter, donating child-sized gardening tools and creating a bug house.

In addition, the firm’s cycle safety programme and introduction of a carefully planned traffic management system were also applauded.

The firm was also presented with a second accolade, receiving a bronze award for its £2.2m project to establish a new research and development laboratory at Sika Limited in Preston.

Conlon has also received confirmation it has been rewarded with a RoSPA Gold Award for Occupational Health and Safety, another first for the family-run Preston firm.

Organised by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, the RoSPA awards recognise health and safety success, offering organisations a prime opportunity to prove their ongoing commitment to raising health and safety standards.

Michael Conlon, chairman of Conlon Construction, said: “We’re absolutely thrilled to have received two gold awards and are so pleased that our work has been recognised in this way.

“It was an absolute pleasure working on the St Phillips project,” he added.