Actions Based on Scheme Monitor’s Recommendations

Published 23 April 2019 | No comments
Written by Catherine Clarke
CategoriesCommunity notice board Promoting Construction campaign Scheme posters/banners Signage Social media
Following our latest CCS site visit, we reviewed our Monitor’s suggestions and implemented these ideas to further secure our Considerate Constructors title. One of the points was to develop and further exploit #loveconstruction. As all social media is managed on a corporate level, we decided to use hard copy examples of tweets, which are displayed on our notice board at...

Bi-Monthly Borough Council and Resident Meetings

Published 16 April 2019 | No comments
Written by Catherine Clarke
CategoriesResidents Sensitivity to neighbours Updates
Every other month, a meeting is held on site with the senior site team, key members from Tunbridge Wells Borough Council and our neighbouring residents. This provides us with an opportunity to discuss progress, up-coming works and any items the residents or TWBC wish to discuss. We have found these meeting to be very beneficial and help provide clarity and...

Division Wide Water Standard

Published 16 April 2019 | No comments
Written by Catherine Clarke
CategoriesHarvesting rainwater Water saving measures
The site team at Hollyfields have developed a water standard which has been launched across the Eastern division. The document outlines the minimum requirements all sites must implement pre-construction and during, as well as best practice initiatives. For example, all sites are expected to implement rainwater harvesting measures, correct oil and water based brush storage, dual flush toilets etc. Best...

Local Fitness Class Directory

Published 16 April 2019 | No comments
Written by Catherine Clarke
CategoriesBusinesses Community notice board Healthy lifestyle advice Recreation
A new poster has been added to our site entrance public display board. This lists local classes and companies within a close proximity to site, with details on what the classes offer and who they are aimed at. We selected local businesses instead of chains, to encourage our neighbours to keep fit and healthy and to also support our community....

QR Codes for Telehandlers

Published 16 April 2019 | No comments
Written by Nikesh Patel
CategoriesCommunicate initiatives Working methods
We at the 250 City Road Project are working together with our Site Logistics Contractor, McGinley’s and have placed QR codes on the side of all of our telehandlers, so when scanned, the following items are shown: Schedule of common lifts so the driver and subcontractor can check items can be lifted safely. The operator’s CPCS details and competencies and...

Community Winterfest at Woodberry

Published 18 March 2019 | No comments
Written by Sophie Connaghan
CategoriesGoodwill Residents Schools
We created a Community Winterfest at Woodberry to celebrate Christmas with the local community. This consisted of making Christmas wreaths, a carol service from the local school and face painting. We also donated a Santa’s Grotto to the Woodberry Down Community Primary School for their annual Winter Fair for the third year in a row.

Operative and Logistics Newsletters

Published 18 March 2019 | No comments
Written by Ruby Lee
CategoriesAccess/egress CLOCS FORS Newsletter Traffic management Traffic management arrangements Workforce information
Kidbrooke village have their operative newsletter that gets updated with new information each month at Kidbrooke. This is great as it allows the site teams to feel as if they are a community which means they should know what we are all doing to contribute to building of the village and what new programmes or tasks are coming up within...

YMCA Horizon Project Educational Visit

Published 18 March 2019 | No comments
Written by Catherine Clarke
CategoriesCareers advice Colleges Community liaison Create opportunities Goodwill Local and special needs Schools
The Horizon Project works with young people ages 13 – 19 (or up to 25 if they have learning disabilities) enabling them to gain vocational and personal skills, as well as accredited qualifications helping them back into school, further training or work. On the 7th March 2019, we were delighted to welcome 13 trainees on to site, to help them...

Donating hoarding space to local children’s centre

Published 12 March 2019 | No comments
Written by Sophie Connaghan
CategoriesBranding First Impressions campaign Goodwill Initial impressions Nurseries Schools
Our site at Woodberry Down, Phase 2 is located next to a local children’s centre. We have a great relationship with them and so have donated some of our hoarding to them so they are able to advertise their children’s centre to the local community which you can see in the image above.

Health and Safety Green Card Incentives 1 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 5

Published 21 January 2019 | No comments
Written by Catherine Clarke
CategoriesAttitudes Behaviour Communicate initiatives Reward
Safety is paramount on site, and our workforce is reminded of safety procedures and the importance of safety via various methods. We believe it is important to recognise best safety efforts and to reward those who demonstrate this. Therefore, we have a system in place in which ‘green cards’ are awarded. Upon the issue of a green card, the individual...

Resident Car and Window Cleaning

Published 10 January 2019 | No comments
Written by Catherine Clarke
CategoriesGoodwill Residents Sensitivity to neighbours
In order to respect our neighbouring residents’ properties during the dry summer months, both professional window and car cleaning services were provided as a good will gesture to approximately 50 residents bordering the site, over an 8 week period. We received very positive feedback from the residents, which has helped us build a positive relationship with the neighbourhood.

Multilingual Modern Slavery Campaign

Published 10 January 2019 | No comments
Written by Catherine Clarke
CategoriesCultural needs Disadvantaged groups Diversity Illegal workers Inclusion Posters Signage Signage Spot checks Workforce
With the construction sector employing a significant proportion of the global workforce, the industry has been identified as high risk for modern slavery practices. By identifying workers from outside of the UK as most at risk, we took it upon ourselves to ensure that they could identify themselves and seek help, should they be a victim. Understanding that English is...

Wormery

Published 10 January 2019 | No comments
Written by Catherine Clarke
CategoriesImplementation Reduce Sustainable solutions Sustainable source
With waste products forming such an environmental issue to the world, the site team at Hollyfields have installed a wormery which includes several beneficial factors. Waste food and paper is layered in the wormery which over time, is broken down to produce a rich bi-product of nitrogen and potassium. A wormery provides: A safe, striving home for worms. Reduces waste...

College Lecturer Visit to Holborough Lakes

Published 4 December 2018 | No comments
Written by Barnaby Blackman
CategoriesClients Colleges Universities
At Holborough Lakes we recently invited several Mid-Kent college lecturers to site. This visit was to show the college Lecturers the kind of environment that their Students would be working in once they have completed their exams. We used the opportunity to update the lecturers on new building regulations and new methods of working. On the day of the visit...

Building Futures 1 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 5

Published 23 November 2018 | No comments
Written by Kevin Shannon
CategoriesColleges Schools
Berkeley Homes Eastern Counties arranged a construction ‘taster’ day for West-Kent College students in order for them to learn more about construction sites and the different trades and skills needed through the full build cycle. The students were given an introduction to Berkeley Homes Eastern Counties ‘Building Futures Programme’ A scheme providing: Long-term career opportunities for school and college leavers...