The Apex

VolkerFitzpatrick Ltd

Construction Project Overview

The Apex project team is constructing a new 7-storey office complex with a basement on a brownfield site in London. The building is located between existing offices facing St Pancras Way, with the Regents Canal and residential properties behind it. The project encompasses shell and core construction, as well as the fit-out of basement shower rooms, ground floor reception areas, and a central core including circulation areas and lobbies. VolkerFitzpatrick Ltd has been awarded a Considerate Constructors Scheme Gold National Site Award for the incredible standards upheld during the project in 2023. The project team’s exceptional dedication to quality has been highly commendable.

Project Highlights

Striving to achieve the highest standards, the project has excelled within the scheme requirements. Site Manager Harry Southard’s passion for improving the industry is particularly notable and has been central to the project’s excellent score and gold certification. This positive attitude is supported by the team’s outstanding enthusiasm and shared commitment to improve the industry.

Innovations and Best Practices

The project team are commended for their proactive efforts to introduce best practice and innovation to positively support on-site standards. The team pushed boundaries by initiating a UK-first environmentally friendly initiative, by re-using excavated clay from the ground to create building blocks for use on-site. The contractor also combated information leaflet waste by using plantable seed paper for their communication leaflets as a best practice. This biodegradable paper is embedded with various flower seeds to support bees and the wider environment.

Respecting the Community

The Apex project team maintained excellent community relations. Their respect for the surrounding neighbourhood was evident in their ongoing discussions with residents. They created a community-focused working group, hosted regular meetings, delivered newsletters and updates, and proactively engaged with 9 universities to promote construction careers.

Caring for the Environment

The team have demonstrated their commitment to deliver exceptional environmental standards, with extensive plans to minimise negative environmental impacts while proactively monitoring their progress.

Valuing the Workforce

The Apex project team have provided a positive working environment where the welfare of workers is paramount. The team demonstrated a focus on safety and wellbeing with comprehensive plans, training, and support for equality, diversity, and inclusion. They went above and beyond to support cultural differences, hygiene, and opportunities for further development and learning.

Congratulations to the team for these outstanding performance levels.

Award Level

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