Congratulations to the Urban Nature Project team for receiving a perfect score of 45/ 45 from the Considerate Constructors Scheme!
Lorraine Bourke, the CCS monitor who visited the site, said: “The site is organised and tidy and cleaning is in place to ensure a positive impression of the construction industry is seen. Communications with the neighbours is very open, friendly and helpful; and goodwill gestures are given. CCS information is promoted well.” Our project team ensure the site and surrounding area is maintained in a safe and tidy manner minimising any disturbance to the community. Their ‘Positive Community Impact Plan’ is being delivered throughout. A documented plan is used to promote construction positively and includes promoting construction careers and employing local people representative of the community via local employment fairs. The site engages with the local schools and colleges and work experience students visit site and apprentices are taken on.
Lorraine added: “The site is charting and monitoring it’s ‘Actual Versus Targets’ so improvements can be seen and made. The carbon management for the company and site is addressed with the workforce and sub-contractors. Water saving measures are seen, as well as harvesting from the cabins.” The site team has identified and prioritised environmental concerns and developed a suitable plan to manage them. The plan is being effectively executed and the team are minimising carbon, recycling materials, protecting the existing wildlife and achieving NetZero.
As for the project’s workforce, Lorraine said: “Safety standards are monitored with the workforce and on the roads for other users. A very supportive environment is provided for the workforce which is organised and clean. Healthy living and mental health awareness is promoted well.” A ‘Welfare Plan’ considering physical, occupational safety and mental health has been put in place. Health and happiness are key on site and the team has regular wellbeing days and toolbox talks on mental health awareness amongst many other wellbeing facilities.
We are proud that the teams hard work has been recognised by the Considerate Constructor’s Scheme. Well done to all of those involved!
“I am both delighted and proud that the whole project teams hard work and efforts have been recognised by the Considerate Constructors Scheme and rewarded with a perfect score. It’s great that our client, The Natural History Museum, encourages high levels of care and consideration for the environment, the local community and the workforce.” – Nigel White, Walter Lilly’s Project Leader