100 Liverpool Street achieves Net Zero. Great to have been part of a team with sustainability at the forefront of project decision making! Nigel Webb, Head of Developments at British Land, said: “We are thrilled with what we’ve achieved at 100 Liverpool Street which serves as a blueprint for future sustainable development at British Land. […]
Great article written by Thomas Lane regarding the Barts Square project. Excellent to have taken part in delivering this masterplan, using modern methods of construction on Phase 3 with Helical plc, Sheppard Robson, Avison Young, Arcadis UK & Ireland and McLaren Construction Group. https://www.building.co.uk/focus/barts-square-a-bold-piece-of-history-in-the-making/5109980.article
Nobody signed up for this. On New Year’s Eve, no one held up a glass and sang “Auld Lang Syne,” accompanied by resolutions around pay cuts, furloughs, airplanes without passengers, and hotels without guests…
But these are the times we find ourselves in. It’s natural to reminisce about history, even if that’s five months ago, but we can’t stay there. The world has changed.
Just cast your mind back to your childhood days, going on a car journey any longer than 30 minutes was a big deal. The adrenalin of going on such a long journey definitely warranted the need to fully prepare. Stocking up with books, travel games, packets of sweets or anything else to occupy the mind, would all ease the pain of the gruelling journey. What we probably don’t recall is the extremely infuriating question we would relentlessly pummel our parents with – “Are we nearly there yet?”
In these very unusual times, it brings to mind some interesting reflections…I will never forget the time I got caught in a strong ocean current whilst snorkelling off a glass-bottomed boat in Barbados. Being young and inexperienced, the automatic reaction was to swim harder and more vigorously in some futile attempt to overcome a greater power. I never got anywhere.
Our sympathies and thoughts continue daily to be with those individuals and families that have seen their loved ones become victims of this COVID-19 pandemic. It is alarming how such diseases can claim the lives of many so quickly.
In this very challenging time of national emergency, we are all finding that we need to keep extremely agile to deal with the key issues as they confront us. What seemed important last week, has fast moved down the list of priorities.
With the growing levels of uncertainty and mounting pressure around COVID-19, we wanted to personally reach out and share a few things we are doing to minimise the disruption to our businesses and projects in these challenging times.
An honour to see HRH Princess Anne paying a visit to our Barts Square site with Helical plc and McLaren Construction last week, to replant the Persian Ironwood to commemorate Her Majesty, The Queen Mother.