Con­sid­er­ate town con­trac­tors praised

Com­pany work­ing at re­de­vel­op­ment re­ceives an ‘ex­cel­lent’ rat­ing by scheme

Harefield Gazette - - OPINION -

CON­TRAC­TORS work­ing at an Uxbridge town cen­tre of­fice re­de­vel­op­ment have been re­warded for their ef­forts in keep­ing the com­mu­nity on side while they work.

Work­ers at Aviva In­vestors’ Bel­mont, the 125,000sq ft scheme have been given an ‘ex­cel­lent’ cer­ti­fi­ca­tion by the Con­sid­er­ate Con­trac­tors Scheme.

McLaren is the lead con­trac­tor on the scheme, which is five months away from prac­ti­cal com­ple­tion.

When com­pleted, the of­fice build­ing will of­fer large, open plan floor plates of around 26,500 sqft (2,465 sqm).

The re­port stated: “The site has made ex­cel­lent ef­forts to com­ply with guide­lines for con­sid­er­a­tion in the com­mu­nity and that the CSR (cor­po­rate so­cial re­spon­si­bil­ity) plan has reached out at sev­eral lev­els – char­i­ties have been con­sid­ered and feed­back sought. In a busy cen­tre of town lo­ca­tion, the ab­sence of com­plaint (since the last visit) is tes­ta­ment to the site’s per­for­mance.”

Ju­lian Cobourne, se­nior as­set man­ager at Aviva In­vestors, said: “Aviva In­vestors is im­mensely proud of its con­trac­tors’ achieve­ment in be­ing awarded an ‘ex­cel­lent’ cer­ti­fi­ca­tion by the Con­sid­er­ate Con­trac­tors Scheme.

“Com­mu­nity ini­tia­tives

In a busy cen­tre of town lo­ca­tion, the ab­sence of com­plaint is tes­ta­ment to the site’s per­for­mance”

such as ca­reer pre­sen­ta­tion at the Bish­ops Ram­sey School as well as sup­port for the char­ity food bank, be­side Bel­mont, shows a gen­uine com­mit­ment to the lo­cal com­mu­nity.”

The in­spec­tion took place while con­struc­tion works to the build­ing frame were at an ad­vanced stage, with in­ter­nal fitting in progress.

Re­in­forc­ing Bel­mont as a true town cen­tre lo­ca­tion, the re­port noted that Bel­mont has a soft drinks com­pany head of­fice (Coca Cola) as a neigh­bour and a chil­dren’s nurs­ery, while op­po­site there are re­tail out­lets with ac­com­mo­da­tion over and beyond.

Uxbridge shop­ping cen­tre is at the bot­tom of Bel­mont Road where all fa­cil­i­ties can be found, and the bus ter­mi­nus and tube sta­tions are ad­ja­cent to the site.

The £30 mil­lion of­fice a re­de­vel­op­ment is six miles from Heathrow and within easy reach of the M25, the M4 and the na­tional road net­work.

The first class of­fice scheme re­ceived full plan­ning con­sent in June 2015.

It will in­clude an ad­di­tional fifth storey, two roof ter­races and a full height atrium, while 171 se­cure base­ment car park­ing space and 116 cy­cle bays will be pro­vided. The state of the art devel­op­ment will in­clude re­new­able en­ergy tech­nol­ogy, en­ergy ef­fi­cient build­ing ser­vices, a green roof and land­scaped pri­vate ter­races.

n CON­SID­ER­ATE: The devel­op­ment is sur­rounded by colour­ful board­ings

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