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CONSTRUCTING COMMUNITY CREATIVITY

Construction firm callson the creativity of local primary school to make their site a work of art

EHA Group, headquartered at Campsie Business Park have partnered with Harryville Primary school, Ballymena to enter the Ivor Goodsite Hoarding competition launched by the Considerate Constructors Scheme.

This annual competition encourages constructors to engage with local communities by asking them to help design and decorate their hoardings and turn them into works of art.

Now in its fifth year, the competition enables children of all ages to unleash their artistic skills on site hoardings which brightens up construction sites for the local community for the duration of the building project, while building closer links between contractors and the local community.

Considerate Constructors Scheme Chief Executive Edward Hardy said:

“The Scheme is delighted to launch this year’s Ivor Goodsite Hoarding Competition, which provides the perfect opportunity for children to use their artistic skills on sites’ hoardings throughout the UK.

“The Scheme is always impressed by the standard of entries received from our registered sites, companies and suppliers, who engage with their communities in such a positive and inspirational way. We look forward to seeing this year’s colourful and constructive works of art which make a great contribution to improving the image of the construction industry.”

Mark Gilmore, Contracts Director EHA Group adds;

“EHA are delighted to workalong with Harryville Primary school, located beside one of our current socialhousing projects in partnership with Clanmill Housing. It is the first time wehave entered the Considerate Contractors hoarding competition and we have foundit to be a great way to integrate further with the local community around ourbuild.

“We are very keen tointegrate with the local community on all of our projects and have alreadycollaborated with the local innovation centre in Ballymena prior to thehoarding competition. It all ties in with our dedication to achieve bestpractice under the Code of ConsideratePractice.”

Lesley Meikle, Principal at Harryville Primary School added;

“We were thrilled to have been invited to be part of such acreative project by the EHA Group. Our pupils here at Harryville really enjoyedplanning, designing and creating their pieces of art which combine to make suchattractive hoarding for around the building site, which indeed benefits our entirecommunity. Such creativity also promotes good learning and raises awarenesswith children on how important safety is around the building site.”

As part of this competition, the Considerate Constructors Scheme also pledges to make a minimum donation of 4% plus VAT per competition entry to the Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT).