Park Hill Flats – Considerate Constructors Visit

Park Hill flats recently had their final Considerate Constructors Visit and I am delighted to confirm that they scored a fourth 45 out of 45, giving them a first within Kier Group. They are the first project to consecutively score 45 on all four visits on any site within the Group and this is a fantastic achievement given two of the visits were during the COVID-19 epidemic. The inspector said: “Despite external arrangements with the community being temporarily curtailed, ‘virtual reality’ has taken over in most aspects. Time has been spent on arranging a skills academy in conjunction with Sheffield City College in readiness for the return of students and first class to note the volume of places booked.” The project is nearing completion, with planned handover in Autumn...

City of Trees, Manchester

A collaborative effort was made with members of the 11 York Street project team, the commercial team from the Manchester office and staff from the School of Digital arts to volunteer across two days supporting the charity Manchester City of Trees. We estimate over 200 trees were planted by the volunteers and in typical English weather of hailstones and rain. On Friday 21st February Lee Williams (Project Manager), Danielle Rowley (Site Manager) and Gareth Meadows (Quantity Surveyor) volunteered at Dunham Massey National Trust in Trafford. On Tuesday 25th February Phil Sykes (Design Manager), Lara Da Rocha Faria (CSR Manager) and Greg O’Toole (Site Administrator) volunteered at Copperas Field, Droylsden. City of Trees is an innovative and exciting movement transforming underused, unloved woodland and planting 3 million trees – one for every person across the city region, within a generation. City of Trees is the Greater Manchester part of the Northern...

11 York Street Considerate Constructors and CLOCS Visit

Our project, 11 York Street in the heart of Manchester City Centre recently had it’s first virtual Considerate Constructors and Construction Logistics and Community Safety (CLOCS) visits. The site achieved a score of 24 out of 27 The aim of CLOCS is to have zero collisions between construction vehicles and the community, improve the air quality and reduce emissions, have fewer vehicle journeys and reduce reputational risk. With a particular focus on how the main contractor takes responsibility for procuring supplies and services that require vehicle deliveries, this ensures the safest construction vehicle journeys. To achieve this excellent score the following activities are monitored: Community Impact | Construction Logistics Plan | Site and Fleet Operator Procurement | Delivery Management System | Vehicle Routes | Ground Conditions | Access and Egress | Site Access Checks | Loading and Unloading | Compliance Reporting | Collision Reporting The project scored 42 out of 50 and the inspector said: “The on-site safety systems have reached an exceptional standard by demonstrating the very highest level of achievement, addressing all questions on the Checklist to the highest...

Park Hill Flats

Beton House. Sheffield Building works are progressing to the final flanks at Park Hill with significant progress made in the last few weeks. Externally works are moving at pace with the paving and landscaping coming together following the removal of all scaffold elevations. Internally the kitchen and furniture install started an intensive installation programme back in May. This will be followed by an equally intense finishing and commissioning programme to get the building ready for the 2020 student intake. We have had to overcome significant changes to the way we and our supply chain work in these challenging times, the way the team and site has pulled together is testament to the people we...

First Light Pavilion Considerate Constructors and CLOCS Visit

Our project, First Light Pavilion at Jodrell Bank recently had it’s first virtual Considerate Constructors and Construction Logistics and Community Safety (CLOCS) visits. The site achieved a score of 26 out of 27. The aim of CLOCS is to have zero collisions between construction vehicles and the community, improve the air quality and reduce emissions, have fewer vehicle journeys and reduce reputational risk. With a particular focus on how the main contractor takes responsibility for procuring supplies and services that require vehicle deliveries, this ensures the safest construction vehicle journeys. To achieve this excellent score the following activities are monitored: Community Impact | Construction Logistics Plan | Site and Fleet Operator Procurement | Delivery Management System | Vehicle Routes | Ground Conditions | Access and Egress | Site Access Checks | Loading and Unloading | Compliance Reporting | Collision Reporting The project scored 42 out of 50 and the inspector said: “Thanks to Ryan for his obvious enthusiasm for the scheme principles and values and his co-operation and patience with the mechanics of the virtual...