Construction

Following planning consent, Keltbray were appointed for the first phase of demolition works and a detailed Demolition Site Environmental Management Plan was submitted and approved by Westminster City Council, written in accordance with its adopted Code of Construction Practice.

The document outlines how demolition works have been designed to limit any potential impact on neighbours. In addition, a detailed Construction Logistics Plan has been approved by Westminster City Council. This document includes of how the proposals will mitigate any potential impact to the adjoining highway including vehicular, pedestrian and cycle movements.

Northacre PLC take their responsibilities to the local neighbourhood seriously.

We look at mitigating both the long-term impact of a new development and short-term effects of construction activities.

The proposal timetable for construction is as follows:

  • Commencement of demolition: Q1 2017
  • Completion of West side of site: Q3/4 2020
  • Completion of East side of site: Q1 2021
Northacre PLC only works with contractors who are registered with the Considerate Constructors Scheme and which abide by the best practice of the construction industry. Strategies include:
  • Direct communication channels for local residents
  • Clear management of construction traffic
  • Management of noise and vibration
  • Dust and dirt control, e.g. water spray solutions to suppress dirt and wheel wash facilities
  • Direct communication channels for local residents
  • Clear management of construction traffic
  • Management of noise and vibration
  • Dust and dirt control, e.g. water spray solutions to suppress dirt and wheel wash facilities
Sustainability & Environmental Issues

The scheme will incorporate a number of sustainable features in line with Northacre’s commitment to the environment, including:

Breeam Excellent
  • Compliance with BREEAM Excellent
  • Areas of green roof
  • Materials from responsible sources
  • Recycling strategy for the whole site
  • Dedicated storage for refuse and recycling
  • 50% attenuation of surface water run-off from the site
Energy
  • Energy reducing heating systems
  • On site renewable energy
Transport
  • Electric car charging points in car park
  • Submission and approval of Site Environmental Management Plan
  • All deliveries and refuse collection made within the site itself
  • Shower and changing facilities provided for office and retail staff to encourage cycling to work
northacre sustainable environment