New Build – Carmine Court – 31 Apartments – High Specification
This development of 33 apartments started construction at the end of March 2013 and took up to 14 months to complete. A mixed use development comprising 33 studio, 1 and 2 bedroom apartments together with 4866 sq ft of commercial space on the ground floor. The site sits in the car park of the former “Rayners” public house. The pub was refurbished in keeping with its original style and character which was previously a well-known and popular haunt for local residents for many years. The pub was eventually sold to an educational facility in Spring 2016.
Everyone affected by a construction project should be protected from nuisance, danger and pollution. Regardless of whether a project lasts for several months or only a few weeks, OEH is committed to keeping disruption to an absolute minimum. No two construction sites are identical, but there are two standard commitments that we make to the community:
- Works will be carried out with the utmost care for the safety of our operatives and the general public
- Regular inspections of the site exterior will be made to ensure it remains clean, tidy and free of obstructions
These two expectations are common to all construction sites, but this is only the starting point. Other factors, including site location and the type of works taking place, will call for additional mitigation strategies and these will vary from project to project. A site near to a busy shopping street may require a gantry to avoid disrupting shoppers and business owners, while a site in a built-up residential area may require restrictions as to when deliveries can be made.
There is no “one size fits all” solution in construction, and we take all necessary action to avoid inconveniencing our neighbours.
OEH welcomes any and all feedback from the community. At the very minimum, we provide a community feedback box and display the name and contact number of the Site Manager on the hoarding.
Whenever possible, we also keep up a regular dialogue with residents, businesses, schools and any other interested parties throughout the project to keep them informed about site activity.
By its very nature, the construction industry leaves a permanent mark on the world and it is a responsibility OEH takes seriously. We manage the direct environmental impact of our activities in various ways, most notably by taking a role in the design stages of a project whenever possible. This way, we ensure that environmental considerations are taken into account from the very beginning and that decisions on long term sustainability are made before construction starts. Once works are underway, we set environmental targets in accordance with national guidelines and put management systems in place to monitor the site performance and the factors that influence it.
Site Impact Reports
Our Site Managers complete a weekly site impact report, which records the electric, water and gas usage on the site, as well as emissions generated by site traffic. We monitor these reports carefully so that any problem areas can be addressed as quickly as possible. If we notice that a site’s environmental targets are being consistently missed, we will conduct a full review of site procedures to identify where improvements can be made.
Site Waste Management Plans
As required by the Environmental Agency, OEH establishes a detailed Site Waste Management Plan to ensure that unnecessary wastage is kept to a minimum and that all our operatives are aware of the correct disposal procedures.
Our Site Waste Management Plans are developed in collaboration with a professional environmental consultant. Based on a thorough assessment of the site and project, the environmental consultant will make a detailed forecast of the quantities likely to occur in each waste stream. We can then decide on the most efficient disposal strategy and keep track of our overall performance against the Site Waste Management Plan.
All site operatives are made aware of the Site Waste Management Plan during their inductions, and the Site Manager is responsible for ensuring the appropriate waste disposal procedures are followed.