The North of England’s gas distributor, Northern Gas Networks, will receive 50 awards at this year’s Considerate Constructors Scheme National Site Awards.

Northern Gas Networks distributes gas to 2.7 million homes and also provides the region’s rapid response team when a smell of gas is reported.

A total of 54 Northern Gas Networks sites across northern Cumbria, the North East and Yorkshire were nominated for an award.

The type of award – gold, silver or bronze – will be announced on the night of the awards ceremony in spring.

Since 1999, the scheme has been rewarding the UK’s most considerate sites for the contribution they have made towards improving the image of construction.

It looks at the measures a site has put in place to be more considerate towards local neighbourhoods and the public, the workforce and the environment.

All projects scheduled to take more than six weeks to complete are registered with the scheme.

Tim Harwood, head of programme management for Northern Gas Networks, said: “The fact we have received so many nominations and awards this year is testament to the hard work of our teams, who strive to make sure all our sites observe the Considerate Constructors Scheme best practice in terms of appearance, protecting the environment, safety, valuing the workforce and respect for neighbouring communities.

“I’m incredibly proud of all our colleagues who have worked so hard to produce such excellence.”

The company said it continually monitored best practice.