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...

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...

Spen Valley Leisure Centre First Dig on site

Despite the restrictions in place from COVID-19, yesterday we held the first socially distanced dig on site at Spen Valley. Leader of Kirklees Council, Cllr Shabir Pandor, Cllr Graham Turner and Dawn Stephenson, Chair of Kirklees Active Leisure Board of Trustees, visited the site to witness the event. The event was organised to celebrate that work has now officially begun to build the new £15m leisure centre. Set to open in winter 2021, the centre has been designed to be a modern and flexible activity hub for the whole community. The centre will be part of the wider Spenborough fitness complex, including the separate pavilion and athletics track. Leader of the Council, Cllr Shabir Pandor said: “I am delighted that the Spen Valley Leisure Centre build is now underway and look forward to seeing progress on site over the coming months. This is a major capital development project that I believe will really transform the leisure offer for residents of all ages in the Spen Valley and provide economic benefit to north Kirklees. We are committed to supporting the health and wellbeing of everyone in Kirklees and I hope this new centre, when it opens, will both inspire and motivate all local residents to make full use of the fantastic facilities.” The centre facilities will include an 8 lane, 25 metre main pool, a 20m x 10m activity pool with moveable floor, spectator seating in the pool areas, a large fitness suite, two fitness studios with flexibility for other use and a cycling studio. There will also be two changing villages which will include family cubicles, baby change and...

Park Hill Flats – Considerate Constructors Score

Despite the challenges we currently face in terms of COVID-19, I am delighted to confirm that our project Park Hill Flats has achieved a score of 45 on their third Considerate Constructors visit – which was undertaken virtually via a presentation detailing the good work the site are undertaking along with calls with both Donna Howard and Dave Johnson. This follows on from the sites previous two visits and they are currently the only site within Northern to have achieved a score of 45 on each of their visits. Thank you to Dave and all the project team for their help in supporting with all evidence we needed for the presentation whilst dealing with and implementing the COVID-19 procedures on site. Feedback given by the inspector included: “Exceptional all round attention to detail, my sincere thanks to Dave and Donna for their combined assistance at arms...

National Careers Week

Park Hill site visits Recently we held numerous site visits at our Park Hill flats project. The visits have included students from Bradway primary school, Meadowhead secondary school and students from Sheffield Hallam University. During the visits, the team provided a detailed insight in to the design of the iconic building and discussed any issues that the team have worked to overcome. We then invited students to take a tour of the building, where we highlighted what had been discussed during the presentation and finally visiting the show flat to give the visitors an idea of what a finished apartment will look like. Mock interview sessions We have continued our engagement with both NYBEP and Sheffield City Region Enterprise Advisor Network. where we were asked to support five schools in Bradford and two schools in Sheffield with the delivery of mock interviews. We were able to provide the students with some great feedback and give some tips for future interviews. The sessions were successful, and we received some great feedback from students and from NYBEP: • 94% felt that their confidence and self-belief had improved • 92% are more motivated to do well in school • 92% are more aware of their own skills and aspirations • 100% felt they better understood that a positive attitude is needed to succeed • 97% felt their communication skills had improved • 90% felt they are now more prepared for the world of work “Firstly, can I thank you for your contribution to our annual Y11 Business Day. Your help makes a massive difference to our students’ Y11 experience and preparation for...

RICS Social Impact Awards 2020

We are delighted to confirm that our project Astrea Academy in Sheffield has been shortlisted for the RICS Social Impact Awards 2020 in the Education category. https://www.rics.org/uk/training-events/rics-awards/ These awards are the only nationally recognised awards programme that show the impact our built environment has on people’s lives. They highlight excellence at a regional and national level, identifying the projects making a positive difference. The category winners and Project of the Year winner will be announced at the awards on the 5th June 2020. Well done to everyone involved with this...