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March 2017

    • Congratulations to Oakbourne operative Alvin Eccleston for receiving a Kier green card and being awarded with Kier’s Sub-contractor SHE Award for the Month. Click here for details
    • The Building Safety Group Site Health & Safety, Environmental and Welfare Reports zero non-compliances for Oakbourne work on project at Cheltenham Ladies’ College and new Kier project at AEC – City Of Bristol College – “Work on site is well managed. The member company has recently been inspected by the principal contractor’s health and safety officer with no major issues identified.”
    • Oakbourne install new tunnelling / caving complex, shooting range plinth, disabled ramp and car park drainage channels for Cranham Scouts.

February 2017

      • Oakbourne start work on new Kier project to build extension to the existing City of Bristol College to provide additional area at the Advance Engineering Centre.


January 2017

      • Subcontractor Award Winner! Oakbourne Construction have been announced as Kier’s Subcontractor of the Quarter for the period Oct-Dec 2016. This award acknowledges the high standards for SHE Management demonstrated on site at Cheltenham Ladies’ College, building a new Health & Fitness Centre. It is the fourth time Oakbourne have won the Kier Subcontractor of the Quarter Award and follows successive zero non-compliance reports from the Building Safety Group’s site inspections.

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      • “This is a very well run site with attention paid to detail and planning ahead.” comments The Building Safety Group and reports zero non-compliances for Oakbourne work on new Health & Fitness Centre at Cheltenham Ladies College.

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August 2016
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      • Oakbourne start work on new Kier project to build a new health & fitness centre for Cheltenham Ladies College. Oakbourne Construction are subcontracted to carry out the groundworks and associated works.

July 2016

      • “Work being carried out safely and housekeeping was good.” comments The Building Safety Group and reports zero non-compliances for Oakbourne work on Gracewell Care Home, Bath.

June 2016

      • The Building Safety Group Site Health & Safety, Environmental and Welfare Reports zero non-compliances for Oakbourne work on Factory Units at Tall Trees Estate, Cirencester.

May 2016
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      • Oakbourne start work on new Barnwood project to convert existing barn units into factory units with all associated groundworks and services at the Tall Trees Estate, Cirencester.
      • Oakbourne complete work for ISG at Dyson factory, Malmesbury.
      • The Building Safety Group Site Health & Safety, Environmental and Welfare Reports zero non-compliances for Oakbourne work at M32 MetroBus Junction, Bristol project.
      • The Building Safety Group Site Health & Safety, Environmental and Welfare Reports zero non-compliances for Oakbourne work at St James Court, Almondsbury project.

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April 2016

      • Oakbourne start work for MJ Church at the M32 MetroBus Junction in Bristol
      • The Building Safety Group Site Health & Safety, Environmental and Welfare Reports zero non-compliances for Oakbourne work at Dyson factory works for ISG, commentng: “Works observed at time of visit underway appear to be carried out safely and in line with good practice along with Oakbourne’s usual good standards of housekeeping.”

March 2016
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      • Oakbourne complete work on new Industrial Warehouse Units, Shipston Business Village
      • Oakbourne complete work for Barnwood at the Aquarius Center, Gloucester
      • Oakbourne begin auto-enrolment of employees into company pension scheme.

February 2016

        • Oakbourne start work on external refurbishments at St. James Court, Almondsbury
        • Oakbourne invited to and attend Kier Subcontractor Engagement Day for Groundworkers

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      • Oakbourne Environmental Management System inspected and certified BS8555 Phase 5 compliant.  “Very good commitment was again demonstrated by the management in maintaining the EMS. The organisation has met the criteria of Phase 5. Staff awareness (where tested) was very good and knowledge of the EMS and environmental issues, such as pollution prevention, waste segregation and legislation were demonstrated. The major aspects identified were addressed by appropriate control measures and objectives & targets. Very good use of the data acquired was evident. The activities at the office, workshop and the (sampled) construction site were extremely well controlled, with good waste management and protection of sensitive receptors.” Click here for a copy of our certificate of environmental management.
      • The Building Safety Group Site Health & Safety, Environmental and Welfare Reports zero non-compliances for Oakbourne work at Aquarious Centre, Gloucester project for new construction of steel frame building and comments: “Oakbourne works are well managed with company procedure and policy arrangements being followed under the supervision of the supervisor regarding plant inspections and maintenance, safe working methods and arrangements for protection of operatives during work activities eg HAVS & Noise.”.
      • Oakbourne attend Working Well Together “Breaking Ground” – 7 Safe Steps Event at the National Self Build & Renovation Centre in Swindon.

January 2016

December 2015

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      • The Building Safety Group Site Health & Safety, Environmental and Welfare Reports zero non-compliances for the enabling works at University of Gloucestershire’s Pittville Campus in Cheltenham and comments: “Site appears well run and activities safely planned and carried out”.
      • Oakbourne renews Constructionline and Builder’s Profile memberships.
      • Oakbourne pass assessment for renewal of CHAS accreditation.

November 2015

      • Oakbourne begin the enabling works for development of University of Gloucestershire’s Pittville Campus in Cheltenham.
      • The Building Safety Group Site Health & Safety, Environmental and Welfare Reports “Operatives were working safely on site and maintaining good housekeeping. No issues to raise during the visit.” for our work on the Gracewell Care Home project in Bath.
      • Congratulations to Bishop Fleming who raised over £27,500 for local charities through their Tour of BF cycle event which we were pleased to make a donation towards. Click here for their short video on the event.

October 2015

      • BSGAwardOakbourne are presented with the Highly Commended BSG Environmental Award as runners-up in this category in respect of the successful implementation of our bespoke Environmental Management System achieving BS8555 Phase 5 Accreditation – “a fantastic achievement given the relative size of this company”. Visit http://www.bsgltd.co.uk/bsg-awards-2015 for further details of the event and click here to view a copy of our Certificate Of Excellence.
      • Oakbourne start work on new project carrying out the drainage works on a new build of 6 retail units being constructed by Key Projects at Shipston-on-Stour.
      • The Building Safety Group Site Health & Safety, Environmental and Welfare Reports for our work on the Gracewell Care Home project in Bath and the Horizon Nuclear Power Office HQ at Plot 1420, Gloucester Business Park reported no issues and commented that they were “well managed and supervised with banksmen in attendance for current plant movements as observed” and “Operatives were working safely on site and the work areas kept tidy”.
      •  Quarterly Health, Safety & Environmental Committee Meeting held at the Holiday Inn, Swindon.

September 2015

August 2015

      • Completion of works at Swindon Academy.
      • Steve Wilson completes filtration tank recycled from old diesel storage tank.
      • Oakbourne Construction Ltd has made the final short-list of nominated contenders for a BSG Award. The categories which Oakbourne have been nominated for are:
        1). BSG member of the year for best practice in Health, Safety and Environmental Welfare
        2). BSG Environmental Award
        The awards ceremony takes place on Tuesday October 6th at the Williams F1 Conference Centre in Wantage, Oxfordshire.
      • Commencement of works on new build Gracewell Luxury Care Home in Bath.

July 2015

      • Commencement of works at Swindon Academy.
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      • Oakbourne signs up to the USAG Safe Digging Charter. Click here to view charter declaration.
      • Oakbourne Construction supports the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust carbon offsetting initiative to help reduce the UK’s carbon footprint. The YDMT has planted 15,522 trees so far as a result of the EcoPoint fuel card programme. Over the next 100 years, these trees will offset approximately 5,970 tonnes of carbon. Click here to view our Certificate Of Sustainability.
      • Oakbourne attend the Willmott Dixon Supply Chain Seminar at the Arnolfini, Bristol.
      • New van livery featuring membership and accreditation logos for CHAS, Builder’s Profile, Constructionline and level 5 BS8555 Environmental Management fitted to Oakbourne vehicle fleet.
      • Quarterly Health, Safety & Environmental Committee Meeting held at the Holiday Inn, Swindon.

June 2015

      • Just giving - medalA message from JustGiving: “Congratulations Oakbourne, you were in the top 1%. You were one of the most generous donors on JustGiving in June.”
      • We attended the CFSW Health & Safety Forum – Avoidance of Buried Services Workshop
      • Completion of Premier Inn, Basingstoke project (Project Ref:C283, Leisure Sector). This was a technically challenging project in the city centre and has been completed on time and to a high standard. “Oakbourne Construction completed the project on time to a very high standard, and are a credit to the industry” – Steve Dixon, Site Manager, Barnwood Construction, Premier Inn, Basingstoke.
      • Oakbourne Construction come top in Hercules Site Audit on Large Temporary Gas Oil Storage at MoD Lyneham.
      • We support Kier’s Moss Mountaineers 2015 Challenge by donating to their chosen charity for the Great Western Air Ambulance Charity. Good luck to all the team, hope you have a great day!
      • We support BAM Construction’s charity partner the Alzheimer’s Society by donating at http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/BAMWestern
      • We support the Kier W&W Directors Challenge aiming to raise £10,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support by donating at https://www.justgiving.com/kierdirectorschallenge – Good Luck to you all from Oakbourne Construction Ltd.
      • A big thank you to Kier, BAM & Willmott Dixon for their help and support in providing many of the completed project photos featured on our new website. Click here to view our projects gallery.
      • Oakbourne sponsor Lydiard Youth Football Club, a local Swindon Football Team managed by Supervisor Steve Tooze, by donating towards training kit.
      • UTC Swindon is first joint Johnson Matthey Sustainability Award winner (Project Ref:C272, Education Sector)

May 2015

      • Hat-trick of nominations put UTC Swindon top of the class in regional building awards (Project Ref:C272, Education Sector)
      • BSG_Award_Logo_flat_colour Oakbourne Construction confirmed as The Building Safety Group Awards Nominee for BSG Member of the Year for the Best Practice in Health, Safety and Environmental Welfare and the BSG Environmental Award.
      • All staff trained on the safe use of excavator quick hitch devices.
      • We support Lee Aston of Mr Cropper who assisted us many times with his knowledge and experience of pile cropping. Lee is undertaking Samworth Brothers Charity Super Tough Challenge 2015, this involves cycling, running and paddling in mid Wales on the 13th June. For more details see http://www.justgiving.com/owner-email/pleasesponsor/leeaston
      • All staff trained on emergency spill response procedures.
      • Oakbourne Construction new Hand Arm Vibration Management System rolled out which is designed to be effective, easily understood and workable. Latest modern low vibration pneumatic breakers purchased together with HAVi and pnuematic tool meters.
      • Congratulations to Carl he was awarded an NVQ for operating a Ride on Roller.

April 2015

Winners! Oakbourne's Gloucester Business Park Team receiving Subcontrator Of The Quarter Award from Kier Construction

Winners! Oakbourne’s Gloucester Business Park Team receiving Subcontrator Of The Quarter Award from Kier Construction

      • Subcontractor of the Quarter Winner!
        We’re proud to have been awarded Subcontractor of the Quarter Winner for health, safety and environmental management for the period January to March 2015 by Kier Construction for our work on our current project at Plot 1420, Gloucester Business Park. Click here to view our certificate. Also congratulations to the Kier site team on this project which won the Site of the Quarter Award.
      • We support the Willmott Dixon Foundation in undertaking the Cyclotour du Leman for details of the charity challenge see https://www.justgiving.com/WDCyclotourchallenge The challenge is on the 24th May and proceeds will be donated to the Stoke Mandaville Trust where the Group Safety Inspector Steve Thomason is being treated for spinal injuries.
      • New design for company headed paper went into print.
      • Launch of company website – we hope you like it and would value your feedback!
      • New company and individual email addresses rolled out with website
        Clive Brooks = clive@oakbouneconstruction.co.uk
        Justin Littlechild = justin@oakbourneconstruction.co.uk
        Steve Wilson = steve@oakbourneconstruction.co.uk
        Simon Littlechild = simon@oakbourneconstruction.co.uk
        General Enquiries = info@oakbourneconstruction.co.uk
      • C283-1-ODD-DOWN-PAVILION-OACompletion of Odd Down Sports Pavilion in Bath for Kier Western.
      • Congratulations to Tom and Tony on renewing their Streetworks Operatives Licences with Sanctus Training Ltd.
      • Quarterly Health, Safety & Environmental Committee Meeting held at the Holiday Inn, Swindon.
      • Congratulations to Liam for adding CPCS Lifting Operations Module for his 360 degree excavator card.

March 2015

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      • We are proud to announce that Oakbourne Construction has reached Silver status membership of the Supply Chain Sustainability School further demonstrating our commitment to delivering environmental and socially responsible sustainable construction solutions.
      • We attended the Working Well Together Famous Five Event at Swindon Self-build and Renovation Centre on occupational health.
      • Congratulations to Carl and Kimberley on birth of their first baby, Archie.Home Page Image
      • Nice shiny new 6t Thwaites Dumper purchased for MOD Lyneham site.
      • Steve and Justin attend HSE one day first aid course with Sanctus Training Ltd.

 

 

February 2015
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      • We are proud to announce that Oakbourne Construction has been awarded Phase 5 of British Standard 8555 for Environmental Management after independent inspection by Tarian Inspection Services.
      • As part of our move towards a more sustainable business model we enrol in a carbon offsetting scheme, all the carbon emissions generated by our company vehicles transporting our workforce to and from site will be offset by tree planting by the Yorkshire Dales Millennium trust.
      • Purchase of new Global Western diesel storage tank conforming to latest environmental regulations for MOD Lyneham site. This completes our program of replacing all our old diesel tanks for modern high quality, secure and environmentally compliant tanks.
      • Purchase of new JCB JZ140 360 degree excavator for MOD Lyneham site. Operator Fred is very pleased with his new excavator.

January 2015
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      • We are proud to announce that Oakbourne Construction has been approved for membership of Constructionline the register of pre-qualified suppliers for public and private sector procurement.
      • Staff Health & Safety Training Days on Saturday 17th & Saturday 24th. Many thanks to Angela at Sanctus Training Ltd for working the weekends and providing excellent high quality training on noise, dermatitis, HAV, silicosis and manual handling.
      • New Atlas XAS 67Kd compressor purchased for Plot 1420 Gloucester Business Park.
      • New Radio-detection CAT4+ with data logging and genny purchased from Phoenix Surveying Equipment Ltd. This completed our programme of equipping each of our Supervisors with the latest cable detection equipment. Mr Adam Baker also kindly carried out further additional training on the CAT4+ on all of our current sites, this was on top of the full training course he carried out with us in 2014.
      • Quarterly Health, Safety & Environmental Committee Meeting held at the Holiday Inn, Swindon.

December 2014
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      • We are pleased to welcome Rhys Dixon to Oakbourne Construction. Rhys is 17 years old and lives near our site at Gloucester Business Park. We would like to thank the Kier Construction site team for their encouragement and support in recruiting a young person and employing them on the site. This also demonstrates our commitment to investing and developing skills in young people.
      • CHASLogoEmailWe are pleased to announce that Oakbourne Construction has renewed Premium Membership of Builder’s Profile online pre-qualification data exchange service.
      • We are pleased to announce Oakbourne Construction has renewed accreditation with the Construction Health & Safety Assessment Scheme (CHAS).
      • Submission of CITB Training and Development Plan for 2015.

November 2014

    • We are pleased to welcome Simon Littlechild to Oakbourne Construction. Simon has been a company director operating in the education and training industry and brings qualifications and many years experience in business studies and administration.