Roman House, a development of 90 homes in the City of London, has today won the prestigious title of Britain's most considerate construction site.
The Considerate Constructors Scheme Awards recognise the highest levels of care shown towards the general public, site staff and the environment.
Edward Hardy, Chief Executive of the CCS, commented:
"With exceptional site scores and a glowing report, Berkeley has displayed extraordinary commitment to the Scheme's Code of Considerate Practice. The work at Roman House is a fantastic example to the industry and truly deserves this highest award. Winning 36 awards in total this year proves Berkeley's commitment to considerate construction. Many congratulations to everyone involved with the site."
Berkeley acquired the site in 2010 and work started during the summer of 2012. The location is steeped in history and framed by a landscaped garden complete with a surviving fragment of the Roman London Wall. This intimate space is considered one of the City's best-kept secrets.
Rob Perrins, Managing Director of the Berkeley Group, praised the efforts of his team:
"The team at Roman House ran the site with exceptional cleanliness and presentation and showed real imagination in their approach. Site workers received visits from an occupational nurse every two months and they trialled hi-vis jackets with built-in back support. Over 20 tonnes of wood was donated to a community recycling project. They helped disadvantaged local teenagers learn about construction and worked in partnership with Shelter and Street Elite. This was a fantastic effort from everyone in Berkeley Homes (South East London)."
The Considerate Constructors Scheme Awards this year presented the Berkeley Group with a total of 36 awards. This comprised of 11 Bronze Awards, 15 Silver Awards, 8 Gold Awards, 1 Runner up for Most Considerate Site and the overall winner of Most Considerate Site.
Chelsea Creek by St George (Central London) won Runner-Up Most Considerate Site. Gold Awards went to Marine Wharf by Berkeley (East Thames); Ryewood by Berkeley (Eastern Counties); Woodberry Down, Phase 2, Block E byBerkeley (North East London); One Tower Bridge by Berkeley (South East London); and Saffron Square by Berkeley (South East London).