London’s first Construction Consolidation Centre directory
Registered sites, companies and suppliers can now increase their consideration for the environment and safety by accessing Transport for London’s (TfL’s) first directory of Construction Consolidation Centres (CCCs).
The directory provides locations and operating hours of the capital’s CCCs, which channel material deliveries to construction sites, providing specialist handling and storage, resulting in fewer deliveries.
Directing fewer vehicles to specific construction sites helps to drive down construction costs and road traffic, aligning with the Scheme’s five-point Code of Considerate Practice which champions greener and safer methods of working.
As well as helping reduce the impact of these deliveries on the public and other road users, the CCCs help reduce waste and the carbon footprint, while increasing the safety of the public.
The Directory of London Construction Consolidation Centre is the result of TfL working closely with the construction logistics industry to improve the coordination, collaboration and sustainability of deliveries.
As well as identifying CCCs in and around the capital which demonstrate safe working systems, the directory will help to combine and coordinate Just in Time (JIT) deliveries – a strategy companies employ to reduce costs and increase efficiency by receiving goods only as they are required.
Ian Wainwright, Head of Freight and Fleet at TfL, said:
There is no one answer to improving the efficiency of freight on our roads but the Directory of London Construction Consolidation Centres is a valuable addition to the toolkit.
We are working hard to ensure that London’s roads support its growth and a key part of that is making sure that they are used efficiently. The use of consolidation centres can benefit operators, clients and all other road users, and our directory will make it easier than ever to find the right centre for the right job.
London’s construction industry is a vital component of the capital’s continued strong economic growth; with the population set to reach 10 million by the 2030s, there is a huge demand for new homes, business premises and transport infrastructure.
By working with partners and stakeholders the construction industry can manage its logistics creatively to meet this demand safely and efficiently.