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English Partnerships – The demolition of Woodside Courts, Telford
The Woodside Regeneration project was led by the Borough of Telford & Wrekin, in partnership with The Wrekin Housing Trust, English Partnerships, Advantage West Midlands and the Housing Corporation. The huge demolition project took over twelve months to complete and was split into two phases of which Connell Brothers won both of the competitive tenders. The works included for asbestos removal and demolition of over 400 1 to 4 bedroom flats and over 300 garages.
Throughout the works Connell Brothers demonstrated a very professional and competent approach to the works in all departments. The safety of local residents, children in the adjacent school and the elderly residents in the adjacent nursing home were of paramount importance to Connell Brothers. Over 35, 000 tonnes of material was recycled on site during the Telford Contracts. Not one complaint was received from the surrounding residential communities.
The high profile project required a great deal of detailed planning, including liaison with all parties involved and also members of the Royal Protection Squad for the Royal Visit of Prince Phillip who opened the first phase of the works. Connell Brothers worked in a co-operative and pro-active manner to ensure that the works took place with the minimum of disruption to the local environment and without any accident or incident. The works were run in a conflict free non adversarial climate.
Our company’s commitment and culture to Health Safety and the Environment is second to none and we continue to maintain our unblemished record throughout all of our contracts. All such works are always completed on time to full client satisfaction without accident or incident.
The Management called for regular Safety Audits of the site, weekly Tool Box Talks with regards to safety, regular Method Statement Induction courses for all Operatives on site, fortnightly Progress and Safety Meetings with Babtie the clients representative. Regular auditing was undertaken to ensure that the Project Management procedures were followed. The 12 Month Project was completed on time to the client’s full satisfaction with no injuries, accidents, or incident to members of staff or the public.