We have been busy on-site since our last residents’ letter in December, so thought a quick update on what we’ve been up to and how the build is progressing might be useful. We have now completed the demolition phase and the site is really starting to take shape, ready for the next exciting stage of development. Commencing 4 April 2016, we will be assembling the steel frame and you will be able to see the outline of the building coming to life on our live site camera (which can be viewed on our site blog www.harrogatecivichq.com).
Local schools and colleges ‘experience’ construction
Engaging with local schools and colleges and getting students involved in the construction of this important building for the town and wider region, is a key part of the project. During National Careers Week in March, we attended events at St Aiden’s High School, promoting careers in construction and updating young people, their teachers and parents about progress on-site. It was great to get out and about in the local community and meet some of those who will directly benefit from and may even work in the new building.
As part of our partnership with Harrogate College we have delivered a Health & Safety demonstration to a number of students and will be soon be welcoming bricklaying and joinery students to join our team every Friday, providing an insight into life on-site and the different roles and responsibilities within a busy construction site team.
If you are a teacher at or have connections with a local school and would like to learn more about the opportunities for your pupils to get involved, please contact our schools liaison officer Chloe Greenwood on Chloe.Greenwood@harryfairclough.co.uk.
Being a considerate constructor
We were visited on-site at the beginning of March by a representative from the Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) to check how the site is performing in areas including safety, respecting the community, organisation/appearance and the welfare of our team. The CCS is a non-profit-making, independent organisation founded by the construction industry to improve its image. We were informed by the inspectors that scoring over 38 was very rare, so we are delighted to have scored 40 overall and to be deemed ‘Excellent’ in all areas. You can read more about the CCS report on our project blog – www.harrogatecivichq.com
Stay in touch
We are regularly updating the project blog www.harrogatecivichq.com, where you will find updates on the construction work and can ask questions and leave comments for our site team to respond to. If you would like to speak to our project manager Julian or a member of the Yorkshire management team please contact our Otley office on 01943 851059.
Thank you for your continued support and co-operation
Julian and the Harry Fairclough site team