Urbanest UK Ltd
St James’s Market
St James’s Market Development
Located on former industrial sites in Camden, London, this project required the construction of three student accommodation
blocks ranging from eight to thirteen storeys, with retail units on the ground and basement floors.
Community support and engagement was a clear commitment for this busy site. Backed by a highly-informative website, the
site team launched a series of initiatives, including extensive fundraising events. Traffic marshals were hand-picked for their
friendly and helpful attitudes towards the public and each member of staff was allocated one full day per year for charity
Exceptional safety and staff welfare standards were also demonstrated, with free English lessons for anyone who applied.
Health advice was available to all from a dedicated Occupational Health Nurse, with practical support provided by the
Constructing Better Health organisation.
The Scheme Monitor also noted a range of training initiatives and an ethos of continuous improvement in all areas, combining
to demonstrate a site clearly committed to the aims of considerate construction at the very highest level.
This prestigious project, off London’s Regent Street, involves the redevelopment of two key blocks, including a major façade-
retention exercise. The works will provide new office and retail accommodation as well as public improvements.
In his report on the site, the Scheme Monitor said: “What sets this site apart is the commitment to the principles of CCS that
runs through all site initiatives and activities.”Throughout the site, the attention to detail and constant trialling of new ideas
was at extraordinary levels.
With numerous safety, environmental and community initiatives, there was a clear ‘can do’ ethic coupled with a will for
constant improvement. For the public, the main viewing area for the site had a gallery of windows, plus an interactive screen
with a controllable 3D model, showing all angles of the completed scheme.
All of this was backed up by a rigorous insistence on operative presentation and behaviour, and meticulous maintenance of
both external and internal areas. With exceptional performance across all areas of the Code of Considerate Practice, this site
was a credit to the industry and to all those involved.