Hammerstone Road Depot

Morgan Sindall

Construction Project Overview

The Hammerstone Road Depot refurbishment project in Manchester is a major renovation effort. The work includes extensive updates to the historic locomotive shed, complete with new brickwork, roofing, and office spaces. It also involves the creation of new garage facilities. Morgan Sindall Construction & Infrastructure has been awarded a Considerate Constructors Scheme Gold National Site Award for the incredible standards upheld during the project in 2023. Overall, the project team has demonstrated a commitment to maintaining high standards according to the Scheme’s Code of Considerate Practice, ensuring minimal disruption to the community, environment, and workforce.

Project Highlights

The Hammerstone Road site team has established an exemplary standard for site management. Their community engagement efforts went above and beyond during 2023, focusing on promoting construction careers and supporting a range of initiatives. The project team’s work earned praise from local officials, highlighting their proactive approach and thoroughness. The project incorporated stringent environmental protections and actively sought to reduce its carbon footprint. This emphasis extended to the workplace, where the team fostered an inclusive and supportive environment focused on safety, well-being, and worker health.

Innovations & Best Practices

The Hammerstone Road Depot project team also excelled in going above and beyond by applying best practices at the site to raise results. The site team utilised a cutting-edge water management system to reduce water waste while harvesting rainwater, directly contributing to water and carbon footprint reductions. Additionally, the use of cathodic protection for steelwork, instead of total replacement, provided substantial carbon savings and extended the structure’s life.

Respecting the Community

The project team at Hammerstone Road Depot maintained clear and consistent communication with depot management and neighbours throughout the project. Careful coordination with waste management ensured minimal impact on local services. Regular newsletters and community engagement efforts kept stakeholders informed. The team actively promoted a positive image by maintaining a clean, organised site and supporting local charities and projects.

Caring for the Environment

The project featured a detailed environmental plan focusing on water management. The wider company’s goal of Net Zero drove efforts to reduce the project’s environmental footprint, including minimising disruptions through off-site fabrication when possible. The project’s commitment to environmental management certification and data monitoring underscored its comprehensive environmental approach.

Valuing the Workforce

The Hammerstone Road project team understood that a focus on workforce safety and well-being was paramount. Their commitment included ensuring awareness of modern slavery indicators, diversity and inclusion training, and offering confidential support resources. Open communication and a flexible working policy demonstrated the company’s recognition of individual needs.

Congratulations to the team for these outstanding performance levels.

Award Level

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