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GOLD AWARDWINNERS

May 2015

Issue 36

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Project name:

C512Whitechapel Main Station

Works

Presented to:

The BBMV C512 Project Team

Contractor:

BBMV Joint Venture

Client:

Crossrail Ltd

Project name:

Kidbrooke Phase 4

Presented to:

Berkeley Homes East Thames KV

Phase 4 Team

Contractor:

Berkeley Homes (East Thames)

Ltd

Client:

Berkeley Homes (East

Thames) Ltd

In a busy residential, retail and business area of London, this six-year Crossrail project involves the refurbishment and

construction of a new station, including a bridge and ticket hall.

A huge dedication to minimising potential neighbour disturbance by extending the offer of temporary accommodation while

unavoidably disruptive activities took place, was noted by the Scheme Monitor, . Similar attention was made to noise and dust

control, with monitoring devices placed in resident’s homes and the extensive use of acoustic shielding.

A notable feature of wider community support was the holding of IT beginner courses to include homeless people. This

was complemented by extensive charity fundraising for the nearby hospital and the Whitechapel Mission. A community

investment plan was also implemented to include support for literacy campaigns and a local sports club.

Support for the workforce included talks on topics such as fatigue and health, as well as monitoring to ensure that proper

working hours were observed. Demonstrating exemplary standards of safety and environmental care, the site’s continuing

commitment to being a considerate constructor will make a positive impact on the local community and do much to improve

the image of the industry.

In a predominately residential area of south-east London, this is the fourth phase of a fifteen year project involving 1,200

mixed ownership flats in two seven-storey blocks, spread over 55 hectares.

Among the many and varied initiatives for encouraging youth employment at this site is the company’s own apprenticeship

scheme. This provides groups of young people with six-week training sessions at least twice a year, offering many full-time

positions upon completion. On site the trainees are given classroom tuition, as well as practical opportunities to shadow their

chosen trade and take part in a live project. This encompasses tendering, programming and ordering supplies.

All this takes place within a highly professional project, with exemplary levels of cleanliness and presentation demonstrated

throughout. In addition, the site managed an extraordinary range of community support initiatives, from practical help and

volunteering through to extensive charity fundraising.

In every area, including safety and workforce provision, the team consistently maintained and sought ways to demonstrate

the highest industry standards.