A Teesside construction firm is celebrating after being presented a prestigious bronze award due to its outstanding site standards during the restoration of the iconic Cargo Fleet Offices.


Middlesbrough-based Conservatek was presented the accolade at the 2012 Considerate Constructors Scheme National Site Awards for its exceptional work whilst regenerating the prestigious building.


The renowned awards, which are only given to the highest scoring 7.5 per cent of sites assessed nationwide, recognises exceptional standards of consideration towards local neighbourhoods and public, the workforce and the environment.


The firm, which worked under the direction of regeneration specialist and commercial property developer Python Properties, transformed the derelict building that has stood empty and vandalised for more than eight years into business premises.


Shaun Cooper, Conservatek director, said: “To receive a bronze award from Considerate Constructors is a massive accolade for us and testament to our commitment to work to the highest standards.


“This recognition of our hard work for the Cargo Fleet Offices redevelopment highlights that we are among the top 7.5 per cent of constructors rated for site standards in the country.”


The three-storey Edwardian building was originally built by Cargo Fleet Iron Company in 1916 and was formerly the headquarters of British Steel Teesside and then subsequently Redcar and Cleveland Council.



The construction team worked incredibly hard to preserve original features of the historic building and created a state-of-the-art Heritage Gallery and on-site bistro.  Cargo Fleet Offices also has 200 secure car parking spaces, a manned reception and conference facilities.


Cargo Fleet Offices has also been shortlisted for a prestigious 2012 RICS Award in the commercial category due to its immediate success to attract tenants.


     One of the points that were of main interest to us was the fact that we could plan the workspace and Martin & Peter really helped us through the process of planning the office. Since moving in we have been very impressed with their responsive and very proactive of working with us, if we have had any problems they have dealt with them straight away. They have monthly meetings where we meet up with all of the other tenants in the building and we talk through the issues we may have

Steve Taggart (North West Regional Manager)
Kinetic plc, Warrington (Current tenants, Bank Quay House)

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