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ivy screens before installation
living hoarding after Hanover Square
ivy screens in hanover square
ivy screens during installation
Ivy screens at Hanover Square
ivy screens Hanover Square

Project overview

As part of the commitment to minimise the impact of construction to the general public all Crossrail contractors must register with the Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS). The scheme aims to improve the image of construction by assessing and monitoring sites against a code of practice and commits sites to being clean, respectful, safe, environmentally conscious, responsible, accountable and overall, a good neighbour


In an attempt to improve the environment and their image with local residents and office workers, Crossrail contractor CSJV were asked to 'green-up' their construction site in Hanover Square. Our team stepped in to help by installing living hoarding on top of the existing 'no-dig' Hoard-It hoarding around the public-facing side of the site. The ivy hoarding will benefit the local environment by providing air quality improvements, a reduction in construction noise and a more aesthetically pleasing surround to the site.

Unfortunately the area to be greened was immediately adjacent to the road so a closure was required to facilitate safe installation. To avoid introducing additional inconvenience to the public, our delivery team took advantage of a road closure put in place to allow holes to be dug for the re-positioning of water pipes. This did introduce the added pressure of being on the critical path of the project and associated road closure. The living hoarding couldn't be installed until all other works were complete. Fortunately the team were willing to work late on a Saturday evening to ensure the deadline was met to re-open the road on time.


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