Construction sites should try as much as possible to have a positive effect on the local community.
This site set out 10 commitments to help reduce the impact that construction activity would have on the local community:
- Encouraged their workforce to use alternative modes of transport to travel to the project, to reduce private car use;
- Operated a free construction hotline 24 hours a day, providing a direct line to the Community Relations team;
- Managed deliveries to site, by providing dedicated times and routes to the site;
- Continued to communicate to local residents about progress on the project and the community engagement programme;
- Being a responsible neighbour, encouraging staff to be respectful and accountable for their actions at all times;
- Actively managed and minimised the impacts of the construction project by implementing an environmental management programme;
- Promoted local employment and training opportunities on the site;
- Provided and promoted mechanisms to communicate opportunities for local businesses;
- Recycled, reduced and reused materials on the site to minimise waste;
- Provided a safe and secure environment across the site.
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Learning Legacy - Lessons Learned from the London 2012 Games Construction Project