Preston-based Conlon Construction has picked up three bronze accolades at this year’s National Site Awards, which celebrate the country’s most outstanding building projects.

The awards, hosted by the Considerate Constructors Scheme (CSS), recognised three of Conlon’s projects in Lancashire – the Jubilee House scheme for Danbro in Lytham, the £1,7m In Zone at Preston’s College and the £6m Whitefield Infant School and Nursery, in Nelson, on behalf of Lancashire County Council.

The awards were presented in recognition of the firm’s support of community initiatives including visits to local schools by the company mascot ‘Charlie Conlon’ warning of the dangers of construction sites, organising ‘litter picking’ days to help clean up the Ribble estuary and decorating a local drop-in centre for the elderly.

A national initiative launched in 1997, the Considerate Constructors Scheme is a voluntary code of practice that maintains the industry’s ethical standards, ensuring all firms remain sensitive to the environment, communities and neighbourhoods in which they work.

Michael Conlon, chairman at Conlon Construction, said:

“We’re thrilled that our high quality work and attention to detail has been recognised in this way.

“We’ve always classed ourselves as a considerate constructor and take pride in going the extra mile in order to make a difference in the areas we work in, which can sometimes be for considerable lengths of time.

“Receiving three accolades is a very positive start to the awards season, long may it continue!”