Crest Nicholson has received a high level of endorsement from the Considerate Constructors Scheme for its work to date on Bath Riverside, achieving an overall rating of 90%, well in excess of industry compliance (60%), and putting it into the building industry scheme’s ‘exceptionally good site’ category.
Crest Nicholson, whose 150 strong workforce includes local employees from contractor Morrison and a number of apprentices, has made significant progress on site since construction commenced in early 2011, with a number of buildings now complete and residents already living in the first affordable homes on the site. It anticipates that the first riverside apartments will be completed in mid-2012.
The Considerate Constructor Scheme assesses different areas of the developer’s day-to-day work including how considerate, responsible and respectful its actions and procedures are for the community and its workforce, the environmental considerations in place across the scheme and the site’s overall appearance. Crest Nicholson achieved a score of 4 or 4.5 out of 5 for these elements, while the developer’s commitment to ensuring it is a good neighbour saw it awarded full marks in this section.
John Wiltshire, Bath Riverside’s site manager said:
“We were pleased that the extensive measures we have taken care to ensure are in place on the Bath Riverside site have been recognised by this industry body. Crest Nicholson Regeneration is wholly committed to exceeding best practice guidelines in all elements of what we do, from the planning stage, during the construction phase and even after a project is complete.”
Writing in the in depth assessment report, Peter Smith of the Considerate Constructors Scheme described John Wiltshire and his team’s attitude as “committed and proactive” and said Crest’s “enhanced score reflects that fact”.
Established in 1997, the Considerate Constructor Scheme is nationwide, voluntary initiative to promote a Code of Considerate Practice within the building industry.