Project Quarterly ‘Innovation’ Competition

Published 15 September 2020 | No comments
Written by Morane Senyarich
CategoriesConsultation Management attitudes Recognition Reward
Good ideas and initiatives that support the restrictions introduced to help combat coronavirus are being shared across site through the project’s dedicated Knowledge Hub newsletter. The project leadership team is also keen to identify initiatives that could benefit any aspect of the project’s work by encouraging creative thinking across the entire team. The new ideas are to be submitted as...

Qualis Flow Automated Sustainability Data Monitoring Software

Published 7 September 2020 | No comments
Written by Patrick Smith
CategoriesCertifications Investigation Monitoring
On Mace’s Woolwich Creative District project the team have implemented ‘Qualis Flow’ software to monitor key project sustainability data. The automated software is operated via traffic marshals using a mobile app, who scan all delivery tickets and waste transfer notes as soon as they are delivered or removed to/from site. This monitors compliance with Mace, client and BREEAM sustainability targets...

Provision of Parking Facilities for Workers at Nearby Coronavirus Testing Facility

Published 1 September 2020 | No comments
Written by Morane Senyarich
CategoriesCommunity liaison Cooperation Goodwill Labour
In response to the coronavirus pandemic, a new testing laboratory was established in an adjacent building to the project site offices. With the UK Government’s advice at the time being to avoid public transport, additional safe, nearby parking was required for those testing facility workers who are unable to walk or cycle to work, to enhance the existing limited car...

Smart Refuelling Station

Published 24 August 2020 | No comments
Written by Nalise Hahn
CategoriesMinimised fuel use Plant and machinery Programming Reduce Supply chain Workforce
In order to reduce the amount of fuel deliveries coming in from individual subcontractors and to control the refuelling zones on site, the project team arranged for a Speedy fPod to be set up on site, so they could control the amount and type of fuel being used on site. The fPod is a single refueling point for any site,...

Recycled and Reusable Ground Protection

Published 24 August 2020 | No comments
Written by Nalise Hahn
CategoriesGreen purchasing Recycle Sustainable solutions
Access roads and compounds for new construction projects are only temporary and will have to be removed and the area reinstated after the project is over. The top soils on the site will have to be trucked away to allow for the import of stone, or will have to be kept somewhere on-site for the reinstatement of levels, after removing...

Single Use Plastic PPE Terracycle Recycling Scheme

Published 11 August 2020 | No comments
Written by Patrick Smith
CategoriesRecycle Sustainable solutions
The Mace team at GPE’s Hanover Square project introduced a PPE recycling service in partnership with Terracycle, to reduce single use plastics waste ending up in landfill. The boxes on site can recycle a range of products including earplugs, beard nets, hair nets, disposable gloves, safety glasses, disposable garments, shoe covers and masks. The items are safely collected on site...

Social (Physical) Distancing Marshals

Published 3 August 2020 | No comments
Written by Morane Senyarich
CategoriesLocal and special needs Occupational health risks Operative behaviour Sensitivity to neighbours
In April 2020 we re-opened one of our sites, with an initial workforce of 250. The challenge was to ensure that we followed the government and local authority social distancing guidelines of two metres apart. To achieve this and help maintain the health not only of the workforce, but also members of the public, the project employed additional local labour...

Enhancing Sustainability Through Introduction of Beehive on Site

Published 3 August 2020 | No comments
Written by Morane Senyarich
CategoriesPost-completion impact Wildlife
Construction sites do not usually offer much opportunity for wildlife to thrive, and the plant and insect species on the site area are usually limited. To support plant reproduction and diversity of pollinators in the local area, Mace installed a beehive on one of their sites, near the office facilities. The bee colony has the capacity to pollinate wild plant...

Virtual Inspections

Published 22 June 2020 | No comments
Written by Nalise Hahn
CategoriesCommunicate initiatives Daily briefing Initiatives Workforce information Working methods
With the current coronavirus situation affecting site attendance, 40 Leadenhall has had to adapt to carry out essential tasks such as inspections which require sign off. We have undertaken live virtual pile inspections on MS Teams with our Structural Engineers and the City of London Building Inspectors who are unable be to there in person. The Construction Managers have been...

Photovoltaic Portable Toilet Block 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 16 March 2020 | No comments
Written by Nalise Hahn
CategoriesEnergy efficient accommodation Energy saving measures Hybrid/electric plant Implementation Minimised energy use Minimised fuel use Site environmental plan Sustainable solutions Toilets
The site team had the challenge of finding a portable toilet unit that met site specific requirements for availability and manoeuvrability around site. At the time, the site​ needed an additional toilet immediately and this needed to be operational upon delivery, with other types of toilets requiring time and material to wire in or connect drainage for. This would also...

Closed Loop Recycling Scheme for Signage 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 16 March 2020 | No comments
Written by Patrick Smith
CategoriesBranding Enclosures Plastics and packaging Re-use Recycle Reduce Signage Signage
At Great Portland Estate’s Hanover Square project, the Mace team have implemented a closed loop recycling scheme for site signage. This initiative has meant that signage made from plastics that are traditionally disposed of via the waste and logistics contractor, are instead collected on site and returned to the supplier as part of a closed loop recycling scheme, meaning they are...

Nuisance Management Signage

Published 9 March 2020 | No comments
Written by Nalise Hahn
CategoriesClients Community notice board Feedback/questionnaires Noise Notice board Residents Sensitivity to neighbours Signage
As part of managing nuisance on site and being considerate towards our neighbours, the team performed noise tests prior to starting on site and designed a specialist information board to display the results of noise tests on site. The board shows the type of activities which can be carried out and machinery which can be used at different times of...

Mad Science Sustainability Lab

Published 9 March 2020 | No comments
Written by Nalise Hahn
CategoriesAwareness Campaigns Community liaison Plastics and packaging Schools Sustainable solutions
As part of delivering our corporate responsibility targets relating to community engagement on this project, we have partnered with a company called Mad Science to deliver an informative series of sustainability workshops to a local school. Mad Science’s Sustainability Lab workshop programme is much easier to teach, more engaging and is much less stressful than a mass field trip to...

Biodegradable Overshoes

Published 24 February 2020 | No comments
Written by Patrick Smith
CategoriesAir quality Green purchasing Plastics and packaging Post-completion impact Reduce Sustainable solutions
As part of Mace’s Time to Act campaign to reduce single use plastics on site, the Hanover Square project team procured oxo-biodegradable overshoes rather than the widely used non-biodegradable overshoes. During fit-out and installation of permanent floor finishes, a significant number of overshoes can be used to access apartments or specific areas each day, creating a high volume of single-use...

Use of Colour and Space in Welfare to Improve Wellbeing

Published 17 February 2020 | No comments
Written by Helen Fake
CategoriesAccommodation Canteen Mental health Multi-use room Notice board Plastics and packaging Posters Signage Signage Stress
At Mace’s 78 St James’s Street project, the welfare facilities were completed considering the use of colour and space to improve wellbeing. Psychological research suggests that colour can have a significant effect on mood and has links with the wellbeing of people using the area. Bright colours were used to stimulate the mind and improve the mood onsite, making the...