Eden Grove

Berkeley Homes (Central London) Limited

Construction Project Overview

Delivering exceptional standards in construction, Berkeley St Edward, part of the Berkeley Group, has gone above and beyond to raise the bar across all aspects of the Code of Considerate Practice at its Eden Grove development. The project in Staines-upon-Thames encompasses six, eight to fourteen-storey buildings that include 489 residential homes and 20,000 sq. feet of commercial space. Thanks to the amazing work of the project team, we have awarded the site with a Gold award along with a prestigious Most Considerate Site award.

Project Highlights

The team maintained excellent engagement with the community, with communication being rated highly and playing a significant role throughout the project. The environment has continued to take centre stage with ambitious targets to improve air quality and reduce carbon emissions. Highly praised for its exceptional standards of care and engagement with the workforce, the site delivered excellent resources for supporting mental health and wellbeing, including a healthy hot canteen service.

Eden Grove Berkeley Homes Construction Project

Innovations & Best Practices

 The project team also led the way by demonstrating a remarkable approach to innovations and best practice, adopting 4 initiatives on-site to raise standards to new levels. For best practices, the site introduced a forward-thinking solar panel power system during summer months to promote a greener future, while implementing an advanced energy site management system to reduce inefficiencies. In terms of innovation, the team also implemented systems to reduce carbon emissions during complex excavation works, while also applying innovative improvements to door installation processes.

Respecting the Community

The team maintained excellent engagement with the community, with communication being rated highly and playing a significant role throughout the project. Top marks were given to the team for respecting the local community, with initiatives championing community food growing and rewilding projects, such as the Incredible Edible Spelthorne Group. The site was also highly commended for delivering a consistently positive image, with site staff professional in appearance; internal areas clean and well-managed; and site hoardings efficiently replaced with fencing upon completion.

Eden Grove Berkeley Homes Most Considerate Site Award Winners

Caring for the Environment

The environment has continued to take centre stage with ambitious targets to improve air quality and reduce carbon emissions at Eden Grove.

The team have made a substantial investment in developing a new energy monitoring system and in conducting fortnightly environmental audits, to record and monitor energy consumption across different parts of the site. The data quickly identified approximately 50% of overnight electricity was consumed by temporary electrics, generating unnecessary ‘vampire’ energy. Raising visibility and highlighting areas of excess energy consumption has empowered the team to make more conscious choices to challenge traditional processes and promote more energy-efficient practices.

Other standout environmental initiatives have included: the implementation of JCB’s new hydrogen combustion forklifts to reduce polluting diesel-based power on-site, accelerating the use of permanent solar panels at the site’s temporary office block and selecting supply chains based on their sustainability credentials.

Eden Grove Staines Upon Thames Construction Site Winners

Valuing the Workforce

The site has also been highly praised for its exceptional standards of care and engagement with the workforce, delivering excellent resources for supporting mental health and wellbeing, including a healthy hot canteen service. Employee feedback has been actively encouraged using a QR code. Furthermore, investment has been made to reduce the risk of injury due to excessive manual handling, with the introduction of an innovative door installation tool to ease the fitting of heavy fire doors that can weigh up to 100kg.

Congratulations Berkeley St Edward for your hard work in maintaining impressive scores and being a beacon of considerate practice.

Award Level
Most-considerate

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