Developers sign up to Nine Elms construction charter

Published: Wednesday 26th March 14

The key development partners involved in the Nine Elms on the South Bank regeneration programme have signed a construction charter marking their commitment to work collaboratively to deliver best practice construction management.

Nine Elms construction charter signed at Riverlight

The charter provides a code of construction practice that recognises the need for major developers, together with Wandsworth and Lambeth Councils and TfL, to effectively plan and manage the impacts of their work on surrounding developments and communities.

The charter has been endorsed by the Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS).

It builds on the approach pioneered by CCS but with an enhanced focus on developers and highway authorities actively working together. This is essential in Nine Elms given the complex logistics associated with the redevelopment of a new district in central London.

A central feature of the charter is to provide clear information to residents, developers and the travelling public of planned works, including who to contact for more information.

Residents who want to complain about local impacts can contact the Considerate Constructors Scheme complaints line, 0800 783 1423 or email complaints@ccscheme.org.uk.

The charter’s collective approach aims to make the area safer for pedestrians and cyclists during a period of heavy construction activity, introducing a more efficient process for implementing a wide range of safety measures and joint planning activities.

Nine Elms on the South Bank is the area between Lambeth Bridge and Chelsea Bridge, which includes Vauxhall, the new US Embassy, New Covent Garden Market and one of London’s most iconic landmarks, Battersea Power Station. The area contains more than 30 interconnected development sites, which will deliver new areas of public space, 18,000 new homes, two new tube stations, 22,000 new construction jobs and enough new employment space to support 25,000 permanent jobs.

Councillor Ravi Govindia, leader of Wandsworth Council and co-chair of the Nine Elms Vauxhall Partnership, said: “By setting uniform standards for developers, the construction charter will make Nine Elms on the South Bank a safer, cleaner and more user-friendly place during the construction programme.”

Fellow co-chair and leader of Lambeth Council, Councillor Lib Peck, said: “It’s really important that during this period of development, safety is paramount for pedestrians and cyclists. Inevitably there will be some impact on local communities and the charter shows that we’re all working together to minimise disruption.”

The photo shows from left to right – John Stone, Head of Forward Planning and Transportation, Wandsworth Council; Ian Baker, Strategic Traffic Manager, Lambeth Council; Peter Amato, Development Director, Wanda ONE; Philip Gullet, Chief Operating Officer, Battersea Power Station Development Company; Sean Ellis, Chairman, St James Group; Councillor Lib Peck, Leader of Lambeth Council; Alex Williams, Director of Borough Planning, TfL; Councillor Ravi Govindia, Leader of Wandsworth Council; John Sayers, Director, Considerate Constructors Scheme; Helen Pilcher, Development Manager, CLS Holdings; Eddie Pinchin, Commercial Director, St James Group; Helen Fisher, Programme Director, Nine Elms Delivery Team;  Peter McCall, Development Director, Ballymore; Jamie Eagles, Strategic Project Manager, Nine Elms Delivery Team

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