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June 2015

Issue 37

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SCHEME ADVOCATES

Examples of such projects include

the Gold Award-winning Park

House development in Oxford

Street, London, carried out by Mace

Ltd, and the Bovis development

of One New Change opposite the

prestigious St Paul’s Cathedral

in the City of London; both

projects demonstrating how the

Scheme actively encourages good

neighbourliness, even within the

most densely-populated locations.

Other high profile projects in its

portfolio include new buildings for

the BBCWhite City development

and the demolition and phased

rebuilding of BBC Broadcasting

House in Portland Place, both

works carried out by contractor

Bovis Lend Lease Ltd.

Committed to its Corporate

Responsibility (CR) programme,

Land Securities is keen to

ensure sustainable business,

stronger communities and

better environments.

Land Securities’

Employment

Strategy

considered to be very important

and the liaison officer has done

sterling work in this sphere.”

Remarking on the immaculate

appearance of the site he said:

“Roads are constantly swept and

approaches to the site are clean

and litter-free. Any graffiti has

been swiftly removed and new

advertisement boards are being

used.”

Commenting on the standards

encouraged by the Scheme’s Code

of Considerate Practice, Clive

Johnson said: “Everyone stands

to gain from the Considerate

Constructors Scheme.

“For example, it gives our

neighbours reassurance that

we’ll keep them updated about

a project, which in turn helps the

development of the project run

healthily, safely and smoothly –

something that’s especially

important in London

where we’re building

in a dense urban

context.”

includes the Sector BasedWork

Academy for Construction

which works in partnership with

Jobcentre Plus, City of Westminster

College and Tower Hamlets College,

to train unemployed people from

some of London’s most deprived

areas.

Its bright young talent is

recognised each year in Land

Securities’ Employment Strategy

Awards, which singles out

previously unemployed young

Londoners who are successfully re-

building their working lives within

the industry.

Land Securities’ investment in

young people is an ethos shared

by the CCS and outlined in its Code

of Considerate Practice under the

heading – ‘Value their Workforce’,

which includes encouraging

registered organisations to provide

careers advice, apprenticeships and

placements to young people.

Commenting on Land Securities’

Employment Strategy Awards,

London Portfolio Managing

Director, Colette O’Shea said: “We

launched the Strategy aiming to

open up routes into construction

careers for Londoners, and with

the sector enjoying such growth

three years on, our mission is as

relevant as ever.”