Erith/HS2 – High Speed Rail
EcoSHEQ was engaged by Erith/CSJV/HS2 to undertake Environmental Management including MMP, WRAP, ITP, SWMP, NRMM etc on new high speed railway linking up London, the Midlands, the North and Scotland serving over 25 stations, including eight of Britain’s 10 largest cities and connecting around 30 million people. Erith Contractors operations director Stuart Accleton said: “We are proud to have been awarded the Old Oak Common enabling works package for HS2. The works package has seen Erith Ltd utilise all its enabling skills in demolition, asbestos removal, temporary works, earthworks and remediation to ensure it provided the support structure required from CSJV and HS2. “It’s been great to see the amount of collaboration between the CSJV and Erith teams to ensure the successful delivery of this vital piece of the project.”
Galldris/Brent Cross – Community Infrastructure
Barnet Council has changed the timetable for the £4.5bn regeneration of Brent Cross, NW4, allowing developer Argent to start on site with a residential project next year as Hammerson reviews options for its stalled retail scheme. The Brent Cross Cricklewood masterplan, which the council claims is one of Europe’s largest regeneration projects, covers 15millon sq. ft. of development over 370 acres. It comprises Argent’s Brent Cross South, a new mixed-use town centre including 6,700 homes being delivered in partnership with the council in conjunction with Galldris Services Ltd.
Thames Water – Odour Elimination Innovation
Every day, Thames Water serve 15 million customers across London and the Thames Valley. They deliver a life’s essential service, so customers, communities and the environment can thrive. Their approach lends itself to problems that are complex, long term and uncertain is adaptive pathways. Adaptive pathways means a framework that enable routes or pathways to be established based on socioeconomic and environmental data that map an array of innovations to a changing world. The pathways are dynamic, changing with feedback from appropriate monitoring data. They are taking steps towards developing an adaptive framework for London 2100 looking at future worlds, forecast data and draw up long lists of potential interventions.
Greater London Authority – London Waterways Blue Ribbon Network
The Blue Ribbon Network (BRN) is London’s strategic network of waterspaces and covers the River Thames, canals, tributary rivers, lakes, reservoirs and docks alongside smaller waterbodies. The network is of cross cutting and strategic importance for London; every London borough contains some element of the network – 17 border the Thames and 15 contain canals. The nature of waterbodies is that there are linked, natural or semi natural systems, therefore the concept of the network is of vital importance. The aim is to strategically manage these social, environmental and economic resources to the benefit of Londoners and visitors.
Natural England – Designating Sites of Special Scientific Interest
Natural England are the government’s adviser for the natural environment in England. They help to protect and restore our natural world. Natural England is an executive non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs. Their vision is ‘Thriving Nature for people and planet’. They aim to achieve this through a mission ‘Building partnerships for Nature’s recovery’. They were established by an Act of Parliament in 2006, with a purpose to help conserve, enhance and manage the natural environment for the benefit of present and future generations, thereby contributing to sustainable development.