Mount Wise Towers enters final stages of the project
Plymouth Community Homes (PCH) and its partners Mi-space and Bailey Partnership have paid tribute to the residents and local community at Mount Wise for their support and patience as the award winning project heads into the home straight.
Although there isn’t an exact final date that the works will be finished due to the unpredictable nature of the British weather, PCH, Mi-space and Bailey Partnership are confidently working towards completing the project by early 2021.
John Clark, Chief Executive of PCH said: “I want to take this opportunity to thank PCH residents and the community in the surrounding area for their help, support, understanding and patience through what has been one of the most challenging and complex projects we have undertaken as a housing provider.
“We believe strongly at PCH that the services we provide should be with the support and input of local residents and the communities we serve – those principles have been at the heart of the work we’ve done at the Towers. We haven’t always got it right, but we’ve listened, learned and changed our approach to address any concerns raised.
“Residents have been incredibly understanding and supportive, attending meetings, providing input to the process for installing sprinklers and accepting that noise, parking and light restrictions were necessary parts of making the building a safer place to live.
“I give my heartfelt thanks from everyone at PCH to the Mount Wise community and am pleased to say the end is in sight.”
The project has also received national acclaim, with Mi-space receiving a Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) Gold National Site Award for the incredible standards upheld throughout the project.
The award recognised that Mi-space have shown continuous visibility and excellent engagement with the local community throughout the duration of the project.
AJ Eaton, Divisional Director of Mi-space (UK) Ltd said: “We are incredibly proud that our site has been recognised in the Considerate Constructors Scheme 2020 National Site Awards – with a Gold award. The gold award is only given to the highest performing projects in the UK and is the second time that a Mi-space and Plymouth Community Homes project has achieved a gold award under the scheme in the past five years.
“This fantastic achievement was only possible with the goodwill, understanding and positive attitude of the local community. This award highlights the exceptional effort and commitment that our award winning project team have made in raising the standards of considerate construction.
“As an industry leader with a proven record for providing exemplar safety and risk management, Midas Group is dedicated to supporting and protecting its people, subcontractors, customers and local communities.
“All our projects are registered with the Considerate Constructors Scheme, which is a hugely important and successful initiative and a fantastic example of our industry pulling together to raise standards across the sector. The scheme assesses project performance across a range measures, not only health and safety but also how we respect the communities we work in, and how we look after the welfare and wellbeing of the workforce on our sites.
“We’re grateful to all our site team, our supply chain partners, PCH and local residents for this remarkable achievement, a true credit to the construction industry.”
The final few months of the project will see the top coat of render complete and then the gradual removal of the scaffolding across all three towers can begin, before a final clean and tidy across the whole site.
On the project coming into its final stages, Steve Demuth, Partner at Bailey Partnership said: “We are extremely proud to have been involved with such a flagship project for both the City and our industry which followed on from the tragic events of Grenfell back in 2017.
“Working in partnership with PCH and Mi-space, we have navigated through the many challenges of buildings of this type and age to align with the new legislation and guidance.
“We are delighted the project is entering its final stages to soon be handed back to the residents who can now feel safe in their homes. We sincerely thank them for their continued patience and support throughout the whole process.”