29th July 2019

Demolition Contract of the Year

Erith – Paddington Square

Erith undertook this challenging project demolishing three buildings in a busy area of central London. Particular challenges they faced were the sensitive urban location, proximity of nearby structures, access and egress to the site. Judges were impressed by Erith’s creation of a rigorous logistics regime, keeping the impact on neighbouring parties to the minimum.

Erith maintained good communications with the stakeholders, St Mary’s Hospital, Royal Mail Group, Network Rail, London Underground and Westminster City Council throughout the project.

On a tight, city centre site, Erith demonstrated its commitment to the health and safety of its workforce through its innovative campaigns, accredited to OHSAS 45001:2018, and this was clearly set out for the judges in its submission. Further evidence of Erith’s commitment were weekly health and safety inspections by Erith’s in-house team and the client; weekly safety observation awards and an on-site occupational nurse.

Erith showed an exemplary attitude to its workforce, providing further health and safety training. The result of this is that there were no Lost Time Incidents and no RIDDORs, providing clear, verifiable evidence to the judges.

The judges felt that Erith had clearly demonstrated its ability to undertake a large and complex project with a number of specific considerations and were pleased to see that it understood its obligations to its workforce through training and health and safety measures.

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