Fitness Clubs

Published 2 April 2019 | No comments
Written by Neil McLaughlin
CategoriesRecreational facilities
Lendlease invites operatives and staff at IQL to undertake fitness clubs which utilise some of the legacy venues from the 2012 London Olympic Games. These fitness clubs take place every six weeks during the working day, are subsidised by 30% by the Lendlease Foundation with participants paying the balance, and are managed by a qualified physical trainer. Boot camps and...

Nutrition Workshop

Published 2 April 2019 | No comments
Written by Neil McLaughlin
CategoriesCommunity engagement Schools and nurseries Support for local charities
We have been liaising with the local community in the hope of improving the well being of the young and older generations. We have worked with local school Chobham Academy and a homelessness charity Caritas Anchor House. The main aims were to improve the individuals’ knowledge of food skills, food budgeting, minimising on wastage of food and ingredients, the social...

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Published 2 April 2019 | No comments
Written by Leia Rigby
CategoriesSupport for local charities
The Manchester New Square Site are holding a Book Appeal in aid of the Wood Street Mission, a local charity, which helps children and families living on low incomes in the Manchester and Salford area. Wood Street Mission are celebrating their 150th Anniversary and our team thought we would celebrate this by donating children’s books which will be just in...

Workforce Healthcare

Published 2 April 2019 | No comments
Written by Neil McLaughlin
CategoriesAccess to health practitioners and counselling services
Lendlease have arranged a prostate blood test for their workforce and staff over the age of 40. A finger prick blood test will check for Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA), a protein made by the prostate gland. PSA levels rise as you get older and also as the prostate gets bigger. A sample is sent away to a laboratory and results...

Site Warm Up

Published 18 March 2019 | No comments
Written by Lewis Haines
CategoriesExercise Recreational facilities
As part of the ‘Love Yourself’ month on KGX1, an aerobic site warm-up to music was carried out twice a week. The site warm-ups happened before the daily briefings, as a way to loosen operatives up for the day, get the blood flowing and most importantly, have fun! This was organised by one of our Site Managers, Colleen Liston, and...

Integrated Balustrades in Cladding

Published 25 October 2018 | No comments
Written by Aidan Josey-Barber
CategoriesFalling objects
Through design Coordination with the cladding contractor, the team at IQL S9 have significantly reduced the amounts of work done at the edge of the building in high risk roof and balcony areas. We have achieved this by integrating the balustrades into the top of cladding, eliminating works to install balustrades and copings at the edge of the building. A...

Magnetic Tape to Close Gaps around Services

Published 25 October 2018 | No comments
Written by Aidan Josey-Barber
CategoriesFalling objects
At IQL S9 we have used magnetic tape to close gaps between services and the openings. The tape can be cut to fit around all shapes and sizes of services and sticks down onto the riser plate. This closes the gap left after the service is put through the opening and therefore eliminates the opportunity for materials to fall through...

Going Above and Beyond for the Community

Published 24 August 2018 | No comments
Written by Chidinma Nwangwu
CategoriesPromoting construction as a career choice Schools and nurseries
On this project Lendlease has partnered with Ark Academies in Southwark to help develop students’ skills in two local schools. The schools; Ark Walworth and Ark Globe Academies, have been benefiting from the Professional Pathways programme – a study programme for students aged 16 to 18 delivered in the form of work related sessions by Lendlease volunteers. Working with the...

Moat Vertical Exclusion Zone System

Published 9 July 2018 | No comments
Written by Aidan Josey-Barber
On IQL S9 we have implemented a moat exclusion zone system of Heras fence ‘Zones’. Each zone, installed around the perimeter of the building, is 5x5m with a lockable gate. To access a zone the contractor has to fill out a permit, detailing the works being carried out, which is then signed off by Lendlease allowing entry. When a zone...

Formfab Formwork Box

Published 24 October 2017 | No comments
Written by Fergus Gleeson
CategoriesOffsite construction Prefabrication
Traditionally pile cap formworks are constructed using plywood, individual steel pans, propping and dywidag bars, with handrails post installed by working at height with harnesses. On building S9 at the International Quarter London it was decided that a formfab box would be designed and manufactured off site to suit the pile cap size. This pre-fabricated steel form was purpose made...

Animated Safety Cards

Published 18 August 2017 | No comments
Written by Fergus Gleeson
CategoriesPedestrian safety Positive reinforcement for good safety practices
We have implemented GMR Safety cards on site, which have animations showing the requirements for plant and pedestrian segregation. On a large site where we have up to 15 pieces of moving plant operating at any one time along with deliveries, it is important to segregate walkways from plant areas to reduce the risk of collision. These cards show clear...

Falconry used for pest control

Published 27 June 2016 | No comments
Written by Kelly Isherwood
CategoriesDefined plan to protect and enhance the natural environment Identify potential natural environment detriment Investigation for environmental events Protect the local environment Removal of invasive species Specialist input
We are refurbishing the former Royal Mail Building in Liverpool city centre for Liverpool John Moores University.  The building has been vacant for 5 years, and during this time has had seagulls nesting on the roof. Our scope of works includes roof works, and we therefore needed to prevent any nesting during the nesting season due to seagulls becoming very...