Southern Water sites praised for high-scores as part of construction scheme

A drone image captured of the work taking place at Scaynes Hill Wastewatrer Treatment Works

Southern Water has received praise for its work at Scaynes Hill and Uckfield wastewater treatment works after receiving excellent scores as part of the Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS).

The £8 million upgrade at Scaynes Hill was marked 43 out 50, and a score of 41 was awarded to the work at Uckfield, an £8.9 million scheme.

Southern Water Project Manager, Robin Woodward, said: “This is an absolutely fantastic result for us as getting a score of anything over 40 is increasingly hard to achieve. This is great recognition of all the hard work we’ve put in at both Scaynes Hill and Uckfield wastewater treatment works.”

The upgrade work at Scaynes Hill Wastewater Treatment Works is scheduled to be completed at the end of this year. Improvements at the site, which currently serves approximately 38,000 customers, will also enable it to cope with a rise in population over the coming years. 

After the visit to Scaynes Hill, a CCS assessor said: “The community engagement specifically with regard to the neighbours affected by the abnormal load deliveries is quite exceptional.”

The report added it was an ‘outstanding project’.

The Considerate Constructor Scheme is an independent body that aims to improve the image of construction. It judges a range of factors associated with the site and the way it is managed by the company and contractors including how clean, safe and environmentally responsible it is, whether it is respectful and considerate to its neighbours and how responsible and accountable it is.

Upgrades to Uckfield Wastewater Treatment Works include a brand new sand filter and dosing equipment to improve the treatment process, along with new monitoring equipment.

Commenting on the latest visit to the wastewater treatment works at Uckfield, the assessor said: “The areas of safety and the workforce are now at a level of exceptional and the site are to be complimented on this achievement.”