Using Recycled Materials to Create Welfare Facilities

Published 11 June 2018 | No comments
Written by Liz Waters
CategoriesRe-use Recreation Recycle Rest Sustainable solutions Universities
At 1 Finsbury Avenue, part of the 10 year re-development framework for Broadgate, we invited students from the University of East London to prepare a competition design for our site welfare facility. From the competition, five students were chosen and given a paid placement to develop a welfare proposal for the project which encompassed wellbeing and sustainability. Part of the...

Photocatalytic Hoarding: Breaking Down Pollution

Published 24 May 2018 | No comments
Written by Richard Charlesworth
CategoriesAir quality Enclosures
The Battersea Power Station Phase 3a project has demonstrated its commitment to innovation, sustainability and its workforce by installing a pollution-absorbing hoarding on-site. The project team worked with the manufacturer prior to product launch to install the substrate onto site hoarding and also set up monitors to understand what the real life impact is on a live construction project. Through...

Hybrid Excavators

Published 24 May 2018 | No comments
Written by Richard Charlesworth
CategoriesAir quality Hybrid/electric plant Plant and machinery Sensitivity to neighbours
The Battersea Power Station Phase 3a project is using hybrid excavators to help complete the excavations on site with minimal impact on the local community. The excavators are being used in locations close to nearby sensitive receptors to help minimise the projects impact on the local community. The excavators have a traditional engine which is complemented by a lithium-ion battery....

BIM Walkthrough at Induction

Published 24 May 2018 | No comments
Written by Richard Charlesworth
CategoriesSite specific induction Site-specific induction Supervision Workforce information
On the Battersea Power Station Phase 3a project a BIM Model H&S Induction Site Walkthrough video has been developed with the BIM Team and is now included as part of the Induction process. This has enhanced the delivery of the induction by giving a specific, current overview and familiarisation to those attending the induction and what they will expect to...

Electric Concrete Pump

Published 29 November 2017 | No comments
Written by Richard Charlesworth
CategoriesAir quality Noise
The Royal Albert Hall project is utilising an electric concrete pump on site to help minimise environmental impacts. The pump uses a rotating screw to pump the concrete down the lines as opposed to a traditional piston pump which can be noisy. The pump not only reduces carbon emissions compared with traditional alternatives, it also improves the air quality of...

Community Project Room

Published 9 December 2016 | No comments
Written by Richard Charlesworth
CategoriesPublic Residents Updates
The development has built a dedicated project room which is open 5 days a week and is available for local residents to drop in and learn more about the project and what it will be like upon completion. This includes statistics about the construction process as well as the positive benefits to the local community. This is a client run...

Defibrillator saving a life

Published 29 November 2016 | No comments
Written by Richard Charlesworth
CategoriesDefibrillators Emergency procedures First Aid
When an operative suffered a heart attack on our Lillie Square Phase 1 project in London, the on-site defibrillator and the calm and professional response of our team proved instrumental in saving his life. The operative was working on the seventh floor of one of the site’s buildings when he collapsed one morning in July. He was found by his...

Managing Fit Out Waste

Published 25 November 2016 | No comments
Written by Richard Charlesworth
CategoriesPlastics and packaging Recycle Reduce
As the Lillie Square project was evolving from superstructure and cladding towards utilising fit-out trades, the project held a ‘managing fit-out waste workshop’ with subcontractors. The purpose of the session was to help raise awareness about the importance of waste on the project and to also discuss ways in which waste could be reduced. The workshop covered a number of...

Reuse of Materials

Published 16 November 2016 | No comments
Written by Richard Charlesworth
CategoriesGoodwill Local shop Re-use Recycle
The Lillie Square and New London Embassy projects have developed a relationship with an award-winning social enterprise called Goldfinger Factory. The factory is an award-winning design, build and teaching platform centred around upcycling that creates bespoke furniture and interiors, whilst helping artisans and artisans-in-the-making become self-sustaining through craft and in turn saving materials from landfill. Excess timber which would have...

Voltage Optimisation on Welfare Facilities

Published 15 June 2016 | No comments
Written by Richard Charlesworth
CategoriesEfficient energy use Energy saving measures Improvement
To help the project reduce our carbon footprint we installed a voltage optimisation unit onto the power feed into the welfare facilities. Before doing this we had to check the current site voltages and that the distances on site would not create such a voltage drop that equipment would no longer function as intended. Once the unit was installed we...

UV sun indicator stations

Published 9 June 2016 | No comments
Written by Richard Charlesworth
CategoriesOccupational health risks Weather protection
With the summer months approaching the site has rolled out a campaign on sun safety, raising awareness on site for skin cancer and dehydration. To help with this, there are 3 UV sun indicator stations which are located around site with the daily UV levels clearly displayed. There is also sun screen distributor for use if the indicated level is...