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Chelsea Creek

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2014 MCS runners upChelsea Creek
Presented to: Paul Stedman
Contractor: St George Central London Ltd
Client: St George Central London Ltd

In the Chelsea and Fulham area of central London, this project involved the regeneration of former gas and electric power stations and associated derelict sites. It forms part of a 15 year scheme which includes new government housing, a new rail station, canals and various public buildings.

The diversity of the workforce was acknowledged and supported at this site by the flying of flags from all relevant countries of origin and by the provision of canteen foods to suit all tastes and ethnicities. A total of 50 unemployed people were given jobs on the site, and an ex-prisoner with plumbing ambitions was identified as site management material and given a full training programme that included college study. Other local college initiatives were also supported with construction trainees attending on-site seminars and presentations given at University College London.

The site also demonstrated exceptional care in the maintenance of wildlife habitats and the moving of fish to new locations. General cleanliness and presentation was of an equally high standard, completing the professional profile of the site and doing much to further enhance the image of construction.