THE construction firm behind the Treadmills development in Northallerton has been recognised as a Considerate Constructor.

Leeds-based Castlehouse Construction has received accreditations across three of its Yorkshire sites for retailer Lidl, as well as the Treadmills retail, leisure and business destination in Northallerton.

Two schemes have received Performance Beyond Compliance endorsements, with one site receiving the Considerate Contractor certificate.

The Considerate Constructors Scheme was created to recognise the highest-performing construction sites in the UK and measure them against its stringent Code of Considerate Practice.

The code looks at how considerate the site is and is designed to encourage best practice beyond statutory requirements.

The £17m Treadmills development scheme to transform the former Northallerton Prison into a new leisure destination, received the Performance Beyond Compliance accreditation.

The scheme will deliver a retail area providing Lidl, Iceland and a number of smaller retail units. The project, led by project manager Kevin Simon, scored an excellent rating in all five categories and the team were highly commended for their professional set up and excellent organisation.

Richard Lumley, Chairman, Castlehouse Construction said: “We’re delighted to receive a string of accreditations from the Considerate Constructors Scheme for three of our Northern sites.

“The project managers and their teams have consistently gone above and beyond their duties to ensure good practice across the three sites and we’re pleased that this has been recognised by the scheme’s Code of Considerate Practice.

“Well done to all of the teams.”