Work in progress!
Goddards successfully completed Phase 1 Soft Landscape Works at the new Retirement Village at Chalfont St Peter as sub-contractor to Wates Construction Ltd and have been appointed to carry out the Phase 2 works: Works included topsoiling, semi-mature tree planting; specimen shrub planting, extensive ornamental shrub planting; wildflower seeding and turfing along with the laying of fine seeded turf areas throughout the communal grounds. We will also be maintaining both Phases for a year following completion.
Goddards have recently completed garden installations to two properties on the St George’s Hill Estate, Weybridge: Both involved the supply and planting of 7-8m high Thuya plicata to reinforce tall screening along boundaries; further semi-mature tree planting; extensive 1.8-2.0m high Taxus and Laurel hedging; low formal hedging; specimen planting; fine lawns and fully automated irrigation systems along with ground stabilisation and sleep retaining wall works.
Congratulations to Team Leader Ryan and his team memeber, Josh and Connor for winning this months Uniform and Van competition – cash prize and crates of beer awarded last Friday after work.
We’ve continued our success in securing prestige scheme on the Greenwich Peninsula and have recently commenced landscaping work around the new Arora Hotel adjacent to the O2 Arena. The scheme includes over 150 new trees, 55 of which are semi-mature with 28 of these being 45cm+, over 4000 shrubs predominantly in 5 and 10 litre pots including a large amount of clipped hedging and topiary topped off with large areas of quality turf. Can’t wait to see it finished!
A frenetic end to a busy 4 weeks at this, our first, Millgate Homes site. Not only did we have to complete works to the front and rear of Plot 1, the show house, we also had to complete the fornt and rear of Plot 2, the frontage of Plot 3 and all the common areas and long entrance driveway, This was Ashley Clarke’s first job as a Team Leader and he excelled (though is now greyer!) but he was ably supported by his teams and by George Hut, who is newly appointed to the position of Project Manager. We have had exceptionally positive feedback from Millgate throughout the build and Managing Directior, David Simpson, called to personally thank the company, especially those on the gorunf, “for the excellent delivery of your first show house scheme for Millgate.” Well done everyone – from Peter, Contracts Director.
Goddards have just been awarded the Soft Landscape External Works Package around the new Arora Hotel Development adjacent to the O2, Greenwich Peninsula and this has to be installed within a challengingly short programme period. The scheme comprises of around 50 semi-mature trees measuring up to 50cm girth, extensive shrub planting and turf areas and will further strengthen our existing presence in this vibrant area.
Continuous staff training is important to the Goddards team, pre-Christmas all staff were involved in ROLO training for LISS/CSCS cards, Train the Trainer Manual Handling and given an introduction and training in our new RAMS procedure.
Skills and H&S Training adds to pre-Christmas activity at Goddards.
We are pleased to announce that our newly appointed Apprentice, Jamie, starts his NVQ 2 journey next week with Ian, a recently appointed Team Leader, starting his NVQ 3 on the same day.
We are pleased to congratulate Joanna Couglin who is the first member of our office staff to take, and successfully pass, her CSCS touch test. This will enable her to accompany Contracts Managers whist they are making visits to limited access Construction Sites as part of our ‘Insight Programme’ – showing the backroom team what we actually build out there!
Jo Coughlin, Goddards QA Manager, has just sailed through our re-registration of ISO 9001 with the SGS’s external assessor. The assessor commented that she deserved a Gold Star for achieving an exemplary standard – Well done Jo!