At Swan we have been monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely. The health and safety of our staff and the communities in which we work is our priority. As a result, we implemented a temporary closure of our construction sites at the start of lockdown. Since then, we have been working behind the scenes to ensure that we have plans in place so we can safely reopen when Government advice supports this.
Following the Prime Minister’s announcement 10 May 2020, encouraging construction to restart where it is safe to do so, this work means that our teams will start the reopening of our construction sites, assessed on an individual site by site basis and working in close partnership with our Health and Safety advisors. The level and rate of activity will be dependent on each site, its current state of construction and how we can implement safe working in line with Government guidance.
Whilst each site will have its own phased return plan, our site teams will be working in similar ways to ensure a safe return. We would like to reassure our residents and stakeholders that these include:
This will be aligned with current Government guidelines to ensure the safest working practices are in place, signed off by our Health and Safety advisors.
We would, therefore, like to inform you that works will start again on Blackwall Reach by the end of this week.
Any enquiries regarding our construction site at Blackwall Reach should be directed to Neil Baron, Project Director. He can be contacted on [email protected] or by calling 0300 303 2500.