Morgan Sindall Construction & Infrastructure is a UK construction and infrastructure business with a network of local offices. The company works for private and public sector customers on projects and frameworks from £50,000 to over £1 billion. Activities range from small works and repair and maintenance, to the design and delivery of complex construction and engineering projects where it is able to provide specialist design, tunnelling, utilities, building, civil engineering and mechanical and electrical services. The company operates across the commercial, defence, education, energy, healthcare, industrial, leisure, retail, transport and water markets. Morgan Sindall is part of Morgan Sindall Group plc, a leading UK construction and regeneration group with revenue of c£3.0 billion and which operates through six divisions of Construction & Infrastructure, Fit Out, Property Services, Partnership Housing, Urban Regeneration and Investments.
300 bedrooms of student accommodation constructed in three main blocks, including hub and associated facilities.
The Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) is a national initiative set up by the construction industry. Sites and companies that register with the scheme are monitored against a Code of Considerate Practice, designed to encourage best practice beyond statutory requirements. The scheme focuses on any area of construction activity that may have a direct or indirect impact on the image of the industry as a whole. You can find further CCS details on the ‘CCS’ page.
Being safe is of paramount importance to all of us at Morgan Sindall Construction & Infrastructure. We see it as critical that our people, and those who are affected by our activities, benefit from an incident free environment. We operate a 100% Safe policy on all our projects where we aim to exceed legal safety requirements.
Designed to reflect the local environment
The development boasts impressive sustainability credentials to benefit both students and local residents. The design includes upgrading the pedestrian and cycle routes that connect nearby areas. Specifically, this will involve linking Wallisdown Road and Gillett Road to Fern Barrow and significant public lighting design improvements.
The building has been designed with sustainability in mind, using materials that reflect the local environment.
More than 100 trees are being planted as part of the project, creating green space for students and residents.
Sustainable travel is also a key part of the scheme, which includes ample covered and secure bicycle parking, promoting safe, ‘green’ travel for students and staff.
Restricting deliveries to site during construction
Throughout construction we are encouraging car sharing and local pick-ups using minibuses to avoid congestion in the local area. Deliveries to site are being carefully scheduled to avoid busy times of day in Wallisdown, and we’re reviewing ‘out of town’ holding points to ensure ‘just in time’ transportation to site. Though security monitored at all times, this will also reduce the need for storage on site and therefore reduce the risk of crime in the local area, with less temptation for thieves (and no tools will be left on site overnight!).
All Morgan Sindall Construction, staff undertake a one day environmental awareness course to ensure complete and current knowledge of existing legislation and practice, covering subjects such as waste, pollution prevention and community liaison.
Site and project managers undertake far more detailed environmental training pertinent to their role and relating to specific site conditions.
Waste segregation, recycling and avoiding landfill
Waste management strategies are in place on every project and we generally achieve well above our 95 per cent target to divert waste from landfill. Other recent student accommodation schemes achieved 97 per cent and 96.5 per cent.
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