To monitor the standard and level of technical competence, to which the Coulson Building Group work, we are accredited to a number of organisations that assess our performance against industry and client expectations.
Our association with all those listed reflect the quality of work we are able to maintain.
Low Carbon Excellence
Coulson Building Group have recently been awarded a Low Carbon Excellence merit, administered by the University of East London on behalf of HM Government and Eastern New Energy.
Key initiatives that we have introduced include:
• A 30kWp PV array, producing an average of 45MWh electricity per year, saving approximately 117,000 Tonnes CO2 since being installed.
• Low CO2e emission vehicle fleet, including 2 hybrid plug in vehicles
• Conversion of all lamps to LED within our head office and yard operations
• All our buildings at Cowley Road in Cambridge are currently EPC level C, despite being built in the 1990s
In addition, our carbon reductions plans, to assist the Governments objective to reach Net Carbon Zero by 2050, is on target to reach net carbon zero, for scope 1 and scope 2 by 2040, without the need for offsetting.
Highly Commended award in the 3C places category for Downing Place United Reformed Churck
Our Downing Place United Reformed Church project has been Shortlisted for the British Construction Industry Awards ‘Social Infrastructure Project of the Year award’.
Marmalade Lane Co Housing
This cohousing scheme was a project that offered highly flexible modular dwelling types which have been successfully implemented on part of Orchard Park to the north of the city centre. The scheme is in stark contrast to the neighbouring properties. The focus on community and the diversity of the built form of the exteriors has created a quality piece of urban architecture. The scheme was applauded for the whole approach to cohousing, inclusion and well-being as well as delivering a strong sustainability agenda. The determination of the whole team including the end-users, the designers, constructors, and the developer to see the project through was praised by the judges.
The judge praised Marmalade Lane as an exemplar of thoughtful design with sustainable communities at the heart of the project. The project is a shining example of delivering high design quality alongside high thermal performance of the fabric using modular constructive methods.
The Considerate Contractor Scheme Awards are presented annually to firms that have made significant efforts to minimise noise and disruption on building projects in the city, with due consideration for neighbours and members of the public in keeping sites safe, clean and accountable.
“The Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce Award for contractors undertaking small to medium sized projects was presented to the Coulson Building Group for their work to construct the new Milton Road Library.”
“He has a calm manner and positive, problem solving attitude and quietly but expertly took care of the Holy Trinity Transform project, managing his own team and his subcontractors as well as steering a careful and considered path with all the Consultants and the client team. He quickly developed a rapport and good working relationships with the whole team.”