Tuesday 29 September 2015 – Media Release
Canary Wharf Contractors’ Southbank Place Development Receives Coveted Ultra Site Status
CWCL pioneered Ultra Site concept with CCS to raise standards drives higher standards across whole supply chain
Canary Wharf Contractors’ Southbank Place development has been awarded ‘Ultra Site’ status via an initiative it jointly pioneered with the Considerate Constructors Scheme to drive improvements in standards throughout the construction industry.
Southbank Place is a 1.4m sq ft mixed development site on London’s South Bank, adjacent to Waterloo and overlooking the Houses of Parliament. This central London location brings specific challenges to construction teams to ensure the neighbourhood isn’t unduly disrupted during construction.
The Considerate Constructors Scheme – the national Scheme which is designed to improve the image of construction – launched the Ultra Sites concept earlier this year. The new level of attainment will raise standards and collaboration between clients, contractors, subcontractors and suppliers giving companies throughout the supply chain the opportunity to get involved. In turn the stakeholders around an Ultra Site will feel the benefits of the highest level of considerate construction standards to date.
Canary Wharf Contractors approached CCS three years ago to request help to create better collaboration across the industry. Ultra Sites are now being piloted by a consortium of some of the industry’s leading construction organisations including Galliford Try Partnerships, Land Securities, Mulalley, Rydon and The Berkeley Group Holdings plc.
Ultra Sites status is awarded to those sites that take considerate construction to the highest level by requiring a number of suppliers and subcontractors engaged in the site are also registered with the Scheme. In so doing, the benefits of the Scheme are extended to many who might not otherwise register. The sites will be regularly monitored and must commit to operating at the very highest standards across the Scheme’s Code of Considerate Practice.
Cormac MacCrann, Managing Director of Canary Wharf Contractors Limited, said: “We were delighted to be the first choice construction company to work with CCS on the creation of the Ultra Sites concept. Our award winning construction sites are staunch supporters of the Considerate Constructors Scheme and we believe that Ultra Site will help us and our supply chain create new standards for considerate construction. This will bring significant benefits to our work force and to the local community.”
Edward Hardy, Chief Executive of the Considerate Constructors Scheme said: “Ultra Sites are the next level of achieving even greater standards and collaboration across the entire industry. The Considerate Constructors Scheme is thrilled that Canary Wharf Contractors have offered this commitment at the exciting Southbank Place development. We look forward to helping the Site’s performance to be raised even further”.
For further information, please contact:
Canary Wharf Group Press Office
020 7418 2418
Notes to Editors
ABOUT CANARY WHARF CONTRACTORS LTD
Canary Wharf Contractors Ltd (CWCL) manages and delivers all of Canary Wharf Group’s construction projects on an integrated Project Manager/Main Contractor basis. On Group projects where CWCL is not the Main Contractor it acts in a Project Manager capacity. Where the Group is not involved as a developer, CWCL operates as a construction manager and is integrated within the developer’s project team.
ABOUT CANARY WHARF GROUP
Canary Wharf Group plc has overseen the largest urban regeneration project ever undertaken in Europe, designing and building more than 16m sq ft of iconic London real estate which now houses local and international companies and renowned retailers.
Canary Wharf Group is a wholly owned joint venture between Brookfield Property Partners and the Qatar Investment Authority.
ABOUT THE CONSIDERATE CONSTRUCTORS SCHEME
The Considerate Constructors Scheme is a non-profit-making, independent organisation founded in 1997 by the construction industry to improve its image.
Construction sites, companies and suppliers voluntarily register with the Scheme and agree to abide by the Code of Considerate Practice. The Code commits those registered with the Scheme to care about appearance, respect the community, protect the environment, secure everyone’s safety and value their workforce.
The Scheme is concerned about any area of construction activity that may have a direct or indirect impact on the image of the industry as a whole. The main areas of concern fall into three categories: the general public, the workforce and the environment.