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May 2015

Issue 36

Project name:

Saffron Square

Presented to:

Paul Dunnett


Berkeley Homes (South East

London) Ltd


Berkeley Homes (South East

London) Ltd

Project name:

Crossrail Fisher Street Shaft

Presented to:

Graham Hughes




Crossrail Ltd

On a prominent site in Croydon, Surrey, this large scale on-going project is a major residential development of 744 apartments

within a number of separate buildings, some of which are now occupied.

The twin cultures of safety and environmental protection were strongly embedded on this site, with imaginative new

initiatives regularly introduced and a strong policy of constant improvement. Operative buy-in was clearly in evidence, with

much interaction and enthusiasm expressed, and the exchange of information firmly encouraged. Of particular note was

the programme of breakout sessions held with all suppliers and trades to reinforce key messages, while all staff members

attended new sustainability training and refresher courses.

Community involvement was equally extensive, including financial support for a newly established mother and baby group

and a wide range of charity events such as toy donations. There was also a flourishing interaction with nearby schools and

colleges. Welfare facilities and programmes were also well resourced, and a range of apprentice and graduate opportunities

widely promoted.

This site scored highly across the whole considerate spectrum, with its firm commitment to best considerate practice

returning a performance of exceptional merit.

This ongoing project in Camden, London, involves the construction and use of an emergency access and ventilation shaft in

connection with the Crossrail project.

Among additional considerate touches at this site was the provision of specially printed souvenir certificates for

schoolchildren, local residents and people taken on an underground tour of the site. These tours helped to acknowledge

the historical importance of the Crossrail project, providing a lasting tribute to the work undertaken by constructors. Further

school engagement included a competition to name and decorate a mini tunnel boring machine. For the wider community,

the site has loaned out plant and equipment, such as generators, for events raising significant sums for local charities.

The site has achieved consistently high ratings under the client’s own environmental procedures and has been recognised

for its management of noise and vibration arising from the works. In addition to this, data is being collected to learn from and

apply to similar future projects.

These elements, together with exemplary public communications and commitment to workforce training and support,

produced an outstandingly considerate performance