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More Good News for Cognition on our Compton Decommissioning Project!

15 February 2024

Following our recent glowing report from the EA after their compliance inspection at the Former Pirbright Institute at Compton in Berkshire, the Cognition team has just received the inspectors report from a recent Considerate Constructors Scheme inspection. 

The outcome of the inspection was an “Excellent” rating with an overall report score of 43/45, and “Excellent” scores on all three elements of the inspection; Respect for the Community, Care for the Environment, and Value their Workforce.

Working on behalf of Homes England and collaborating closely with project managers, Arcadis, Cognition is carrying out a full suite of enabling works at the site including demolition of 62 buildings, contamination remediation and earthworks to prepare the site for future residential development.

Some of the comments from the CCS inspector included:

  • The site continues to manage the community, safety and environmental and workplace risks efficiently and effectively
  • The site has demonstrated that they are conscientious and proactive towards any potential community impact
  • There are established relationships and effective dialogue with the client and neighbouring community
  • This is a complex site and the environmental hazards and risks continue to be effectively identified and managed
  • The site is monitoring environmental based KPIs, including carbon emissions and waste
  • The ecological impacts associated with this site are being well controlled

Thank you to the CCS for their positive feedback and giving us the opportunity to shine!  Well done to all the site team for their hard work in carrying out the works effectively and efficiently, whilst demonstrating care and respect for the environment and local community.

If you would like to know more about our work on this site or to find out how we can help you derisk your development project, please contact our Technical Director, Andy O’Dea, at

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