A1 Leeming to Barton

Saving resources and building skills on one of the UK’s largest infrastructure projects.


Our A1 Leeming to Barton project achieved 100% of its commitments under the National Skills Academy scheme. This included providing 12 apprentice placements, visiting over 20 schools and offering site visits to students from Bradford and Northumberland Universities, as well as a visit from the Help for Heroes Recovery Centre, Phoenix House, Yorkshire. The project also worked closely with two local Jobcentre Plus offices to increase local skills and employment.

A community liaison team was appointed to engage communities with newsletters, site visits for local schools and meetings with land owners and their agents. The team worked with Chopsticks, a social enterprise based in North Yorkshire. It offers employment, education, training and social opportunities to vulnerable and disadvantaged people in the area. The A1 team donated surplus timber to Chopsticks, which it sold on to customers as fuel. In addition to these community initiatives, over £20,000 has been raised for a number of local and national charities.

47 out of 50 from the Considerate Constructors Scheme

95% of project enquiries responded to within 48 hours