MOST CONSIDERATE SITE RUNNERS-UP
20 Fenchurch Street
The Project Team
CanaryWharf Contractors Ltd
20 Fenchurch Street (GP) Ltd
St Cuthberts RC Business &
Inspiredspaces Rochdale Ltd
In the City of London, this high-profile project is for the construction of a 38-storey office tower complete with a sky garden,
rooftop restaurant and leisure amenities.
Dedication to local employment and training was quite exceptional at this site with a number of successful initiatives
running in parallel. Among these was a job brokerage scheme providing extensive work experience placements and
resulting in several offers of full-time employment. An on-site hire shop, set up for both the workforce and public, also
provided a large variety of training courses that were classroom or site-based. Suppliers and businesses in the locality
benefited hugely from the procurement strategy.
These initiatives were supported by active community support including five-a-side football matches and a London to
Brighton bike ride for local charities. Labour and materials were donated to the nearby church, while further voluntary work
was provided to Stoke Mandeville Hospital.
With an all round exceptional considerate performance, this site was described by the Scheme Monitor as “an exemplary
project from start to finish”.
In a residential area of Rochdale, Lancashire, this work involved the demolition and refurbishment of existing buildings as
the final phase in the construction of a new college facility.
Producing a regular newsletter, the site maintained a high degree of personal contact with neighbours, resulting in
valuable feedback and high levels of satisfaction. Unwanted furniture and fittings from the existing school were saved prior
to demolition and made available to neighbours as well as being packaged and sent to a less fortunate area of Pakistan.
The site’s commitment to sustainability was illustrated with a ‘renewable energy’ presentation to a group of schools in the
area, and other pupils were given practical advice in the design and construction of a demonstration model. Safety talks
were aimed very directly at personal responsibility and the circumstances of specific accidents elsewhere in the industry
were used as learning opportunities.
Supported by a 25% complement of local employees, the workforce benefited from extensive on-site opportunities for
training and work experience. This enthusiastic site team produced a considerate performance of exceptional success.
Moray Sturrock was unable to attend to collect the award