briefing at Bond Street station

The VGC team at Bond Street station has achieved Costain Blue status.

The award recognises VGC for achieving ‘good consistent performance’.

“Congratulations and thank you to operations manager Chris O’Sullivan, labour manager James Burke, and the whole team,” said Chris Ryan, VGC director. “Their attitude to quality and safety gained us the ‘Contractor of the Year’ award in 2014 and 2015. After CSJV updated the safety scoring system, our teams continued to go beyond expectations, and achieved Costain Blue status in 2016 and 2017. So I am delighted that their efforts have yet again been recognised in this way.”

At Bond Street station we are working for Costain Skanska Joint Venture (CSJV) on the main construction and platform fit-out for the Crossrail station. The contract to construct the main station works at Bond Street Station is worth approximately £110 million, and includes building two new ticket halls at street level. The new Elizabeth line station, with platforms 28m below ground, is one of the most complex of the Crossrail station projects.

Chris OSullivan and James Burke
Operations manager Chris O’Sullivan (L) and labour manager James Burke

Costain’s Blue Performance initiative is part of Costain’s supply chain performance review process. It scores key metrics, including people, time, quality, safety, health and environment. The ratings are:

  • red – non-compliant
  • amber – compliant
  • green – commendation
  • blue – inspirational.

To achieve blue status, companies must score at least 800 points two quarters in a row.

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