Chris OSullivan and James Burke

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

The scoring, part of Costain’s supply chain performance review process, identified us as achieving “good consistent performance”.

Gareth Evans, Head of Supply Chain – Rail for Costain, said: “Thank you for your good performance. Your performance review scores of 887 for Q2 and 806 for Q3 on C412 – Bond Street are a great achievement.”

“Congratulations and thank you to the team,” said Chris Ryan, VGC director of labour solutions south. “Their attitude to quality and safety gained us the ‘Contractor of the Year’ award in 2014 and 2015.

“In addition, James Burke, labour manager, does an excellent job of supporting the workers on site, as shown by the number of times he has won our supervisors’ inspection safety league.”

(The photograph above shows James (R) receiving the supervisors’ safety league prize from Chris O’Sullivan, operations manager at the HSQE meeting in October 2016.)

Our teams at Bond Street station are working for Costain Skanska Joint Venture 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 is expected to open in December 2018.

Costain’s Blue Performance initiative 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 a minimum of 800 points for two consecutive quarters.



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