Builders do not have the best reputation when it comes to integrating with their surrounding communities. Especially as a woman, we all know the feeling of dread when walking past a construction site. We brace ourselves for wolf whistles, wafts of cigarette smoke and menacing eye contact. Here at Rise we strive to change this now outdated perception of the industry. We hope for our construction sites to be exemplary, leading the way to positively contribute to the surrounding environment. As a facet of this, during our site inductions, we stress how important it is for our trade contractors to be well presented, polite and considerate when interacting with the public.
In a world of negative feedback, vindictive Uber and Ebay ratings and “like” culture (check out the first episode of the new series of Black Mirror if you are not sure what I mean), we were surprised and delighted to receive a lovely email from the Considerate Constructors Scheme this morning in relation to our PegasusLife Hampstead Green site:
Truly well done to our team working on Hampstead Green for championing our corporate construction site standards. The team have done an excellent job in engaging with local businesses and stakeholders, from providing educational sessions to the adjacent school, to raising money for and dedicating their time to Cancerkin, a charity in the neighbouring hospital, to keeping in constant contact with the local residents. This is what corporate social responsibility on a construction site looks like at its best. Well done guys!