Scottish Construction Covid-19 – Close Working Returns

COVID-19 / CORONAVIRUS

Scotland’s construction sector can now resume close working

Scottish Construction – close working can now take place. The move to the phase 4 of the six-step phased restart model means that close working can now take place on site – with appropriate PPE use if necessary. Scottish Government were quoted as saying, “Controlled close working will enable the sector to carry out tasks that have not been possible since the lockdown began, but we are of course not back to business as usual yet and the health and safety of construction workers and the public remains the top priority.

The industry-agreed six-step phased model for the return of the construction sector is:

  • Phase 0: Planning
  • Phase 1: COVID-19 Pre-start Site prep
  • Phase 2: ‘Soft start’ to site works (only where physical distancing can be maintained)
  • Phase 3: Steady state operation (only where physical distancing can be maintained)
  • Phase 4: Steady state operation (where physical distancing can be maintained and/or with PPE use)
  • Phase 5: Increasing density/productivity with experience

Read more on Scottish Construction Now.

New Project: 60 Affordable Homes in East Lothian

Cruden Homes East

Keenan CDM are providing CDM Consultant Services (Principal Designer) for this affordable housing project on the first phase, Site 1, of the Blindwells Masterplan, for regular client Cruden Homes (East)

The project comprises the new build construction of 60 affordable housing units made up of 32 houses and 28 cottage flats.

These will be predominantly 2 storey with a mix of terraced and semi-detached properties and built in timber kit construction.

‘Site 1’ Blindwells Masterplan, East  Lothian

Affordable Housing CDM Consultant Principal Designer Services by Keenan CDM at Blindwells Site 1, East Lothian

Affordable Residential Housing CDM Consultant at Blindwells Site 1, East Lothian

New Project: 69 Affordable Flats, Edinburgh

J Smart & Co

Keenan CDM are delighted to be providing CDM Consultant Services (Principal Designer Adviser) on this affordable housing project for regular client J Smart & Co with the end user being Prospect Community Housing.

The project comprises the new build construction of 69 flats in 3 blocks of 4, 5 & 6 storeys in height on a vacant site.

Keenan CDM have extensive experience in the affordable housing sector and the particular requirements of RSL clients/end users, particularly in terms of ease and safety of future maintenance.

Clovenstone Gardens, Edinburgh

69 Affordable flats, Edinburgh - CDM Consultant Principal Designer Adviser service by Keenan CDM

69 Affordable flats, Edinburgh - CDM Consultant Principal Designer Adviser service in Scotland by Keenan CDM

Site Start for “The Tay Works” Edinburgh

"The Tay Works" Residential Flats by MNM Developments - CDM Consultant Principal Designer Services by Keenan CDMKeenan CDM are delighted to be providing CDM Principal Designer services to repeat Client MNM Developments on their latest residential development in Edinburgh which will shortly commence on site: ‘The Tay Works’.

Having been involved in this project since 2018, working alongside MNM Developments, Hackland  & Dore Architects and Harley Haddow Engineers, it will be great to see this exiting project get underway on site.