THE company behind the construction of a sewage system for 900 new homes in East Renfrewshire has received an award for its work.

Mackenzie Construction has been recognised by the Considerate Contractor Scheme for its ‘Performance Beyond Compliance’ while carrying out work on behalf of Scottish Water Horizons.

The 35 hectare site in Newton Mearns is being developed to provide hundreds of new homes, as well as a new primary school and a community religious facility.

Scottish Water Horizons delivered the water and wastewater infrastructure for the entire site, working closely with Mackenzie Construction on the design and build of the waste water side of the project.

The work added storage to hold nearly 400,000 litres of waste water.

The Performance Beyond Compliance certificate is awarded to contractors who exceed the standards set by the scheme. These include caring for the appearance of the site, respecting the community, protecting the environment, securing the safety of anyone on site and valuing its workforce.

Scottish Water Horizons operations manager Colin Lindsay said: “We’re proud to have worked with Mackenzie Construction on this project and the recognition awarded to them by the Considerate Contractor Scheme is well deserved.We are aligned with the values set out by the scheme, and work to ensure all of our sites meet the same high standards.”

Andy Dalrymple, managing director of Mackenzie Construction, said: “We are proud of the team for their continued dedication to ensuring we mitigate impact on communities, and collaborative working with Scottish Water Horizons has been a vital component to achieving this success. Our commitment to improve the communities that we live and work in is a hugely important part of our ethos.”