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GOLD AWARDWINNERS

32

May 2015

Issue 36

Project name:

MarineWharf

Presented to:

Chris Dunster

Contractor:

Berkeley Homes (East Thames)

Ltd

Client:

Berkeley Homes (East Thames)

Ltd

Project name:

Ryewood

Presented to:

Gary Gill

Contractor:

Berkeley Homes (Eastern

Counties) Ltd

Client:

Berkeley Homes (Eastern

Counties) Ltd

This major regeneration project in a mainly residential area of Deptford, London, comprises of 585 units of mixed

accommodation, together with “Extra Care” social homes for rent, which are now partially occupied.

New residents to the development are welcomed with a ‘meet and greet’ session as part of the ongoing community

outreach programme at the site. The visiting Monitor also noted the dedication of some of the younger management team

in volunteering for charitable fund raising and other activities. Also singled out for praise was the creation of special training

initiatives, careers guidance and other similar exercises. Environmental issues and achievements were strongly promoted to

the workforce and the general public, with appropriate toolbox talks given on site, in newsletters and on noticeboard displays.

Among the many safety initiatives employed was the buddy system for new starters, supported by different hi-vis colours

for their easy identification. Together with rigorous attention to all other safety matters, this has culminated in zero recorded

accidents to date.

The overall considerate performance of this site was exceptionally successful, and fully supported the aims of the Scheme.

Situated next to a peaceful wildlife reserve near Sevenoaks in Kent, this ongoing project, now partly occupied, is for the

construction of houses and apartments to create a new residential community.

Helping new occupants enjoy their environment is a key feature of this site’s considerate activity. In addition to personal home

visits and group presentations, the site team arranged social occasions to enable the new homeowners to meet together. This

resulted in a great spirit of co-operation, with benefits to site and residents alike. In the wider community, enthusiastic support

was given to promoting apprenticeships and other opportunities within the industry, while individual help was given to

schools and the adjoining nature reserve.

The site’s environmental performance, including its carbon footprint and details of waste diverted from landfill, was promoted

to the public and shared with the workforce through regular toolbox talks. The approaches, hoarding and all site areas were

maintained in immaculate condition, creating a truly professional and welcoming impression. With exemplary standards in

every area of consideration, this site was an exceptional ambassador for the industry.