Cantillon Awarded One Broadgate Project

Cantillon are delighted to announce that we have secured the demolition and enabling works contract at One Broadgate, the next phase of British Land’s transformation of Broadgate.

Cantillon - One Broadgate

 

 

The completed scheme will comprise of over 500 000 sq ft of NIA and enhanced retail space. Sustainability has been placed at the top of the project team’s agenda, with a number of significant circular economy opportunities being delivered upon.

We look forward to extending our excellent working relationship with British Land and Sir Robert McAlpine.

Winner at Construction News Specialists Awards 2020

We are incredibly pleased to announce that we have won a highly prestigious award at this year’s Construction News Specialists Awards.

We were awarded the  Project of the Year by a Specialist Contractor ( Subcontract over £5m) for our project Illona Rose House.

Cantillon - Ilona Rose House

Ilona Rose House was one of the most challenging projects we have tackled in our 51-year history.

Running from March 2017 to April 2019, the £23m demolition, temporary works, enabling and piling contract on behalf of Soho Estates cleared the way for a new mixed-use development on the busy Charing Cross Road in Central London. The congested urban plot is tightly bounded by residential and commercial properties, with 10 party wall agreements to respect as well as a Grade-I listed neighbour.

“An outstanding project built on very strong listening and communications skills, and the importance of relationships”

The judges commented;

Site access required the closure of a narrow side street, requiring effective liaison efforts with Westminster Council, Metropolitan Police, residents, and businesses. Cantillon also employed innovative digital forecasting software to model the creation and impact of dust during the demolition, enabling more effective suppression countermeasures. The team also used drill-and-burst techniques to reduce noise nuisance.

Among other outreach efforts with the community, Cantillon worked with the neighbouring House of St Barnabas charity to provide traffic-marshalling opportunities for local homeless people.

Demolition uncovered a site rich in history, adding to the project’s complexity. A significant archaeological dig was carried out by the Museum of London Archaeology, with thousands of artifacts dating back to the 17th Century uncovered and preserved during the work.

Our team of expert judges said: “This was an outstanding project built on very strong listening and communications skills, and the importance of relationships. This award celebrates not simply innovation but diligent implementation and practical problem-solving, working through from idea to completion.”

The judges were also deeply impressed with the depth of digital modeling applied to demolition planning, noting that Cantillon “put digital innovation into practice to deliver better outcomes for the client, site neighbours, and their own workforce”.

Cantillon - CN awards Winner 2020

The awards which were the first-ever virtually held ceremony ended with us receiving the award and also being Highly Commended in the Demolition Specialist of the Year category.

The judges comments regarding our commendation included;

Cantillon received highly commended due to its innovative alliance model which promoted collaboration in the industry.” The company partnered with concrete specialist Morrisroe and piling specialist Bachy Soletanche to offer clients a holistic specialist approach with all-round knowledge and expertise. Cantillon highlighted the value in early engagement by providing planning and design consultancy with client British Land over the course of three years, with additional input from Morrisroe and Bachy Soletanche.

The specialist encouraged diversity by investing in a management training programme for its junior team to combine £9,000 worth of university qualifications per person with in-house mentoring.

Huge Team Effort

We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone at Cantillon for their continued hard work through the current climate. The project teams and the overall Cantillon community work tirelessly to deliver our projects to an impeccable high and safety-oriented standard.

RIDDOR Free for 3 Years

At a time when there have been some serious accidents within the demolition industry over the last few years, Cantillon has not had an incident that has needed to be reported to the HSE under RIDDOR for over 3 years.   Why is it important to us and how has this been accomplished?

Cantillon believes that nobody should come to work and be injured.   This is the first priority for Cantillon.

Effective communication means that everyone in the Company understands their role and how they fit into the Company.

How have we accomplished this enviable record?   Cantillon’s three-pronged ethos Communication, Training and Inclusion has enabled us to embed a high level of compliance in health, safety and welfare management in the company, for both directly employed personnel and our subcontractors.   Effective communication means that everyone in the Company understands their role and how they fit into the Company.   High level training, by leading industry training providers, has meant that everyone is at the maximum qualification they can achieve.   Inclusion means just that, the workforce is consulted through various methods and not least of all being able to choose equipment to use, such as PPE.

Cantillon - Ilona Rose House

A proactive and robust approach to Health, Safety and Welfare is one of the best ways to show the workforce that the company cares.

A business is defined by its reputation.   A proactive and robust approach to Health, Safety and Welfare is one of the best ways to show the workforce that the company cares.   It is this reputation, both internally and externally, that makes other organisations take notice of our well-developed management system.   This enables our highly regarded record to build further on that good reputation.