We mitigated this by moving plant during night time hours to cause as little disruption to neighbouring businesses, residents, the campus itself and any adjacent public transport routes.
The ground conditions were also a significant consideration. Thorough testing regimes for both excavated and retained materials were developed and implemented to satisfy the strict Environment Agency (EA) requirements and those of the client regarding the issued remediation strategy.
The site was adjacent to the main campus entrance, so we invested time pre-contract with the campus facilities management and security teams to ensure disruption was kept to a minimum and that any works outside the parameters of our boundary were undertaken under a strict permitting regime.
All of our ICL contracts were constrained by the requirement to work in proximity with other contractors on the site and the wider campus, meaning we had to adhere to strict deadlines with sectional handovers and partial possessions. This was achieved as a result of robust planning, programming and constant coordination.
Throughout the project, we utilised a local workforce, many of whom lived within London and developed as a team and as individuals whilst working in an exciting, high-profile location.