It’s hard to believe the Projex health & safety division is only a year old. Far from being just a legal necessity, the team’s solutions-based approach is really reaping rewards for clients and architects alike as Richard Austwick, associate at DMS Architecture, comments:
“Projex were a great asset to the team on the Parade Ring scheme at Pontefract Races and their pragmatic approach to construction health and safety, along with their readily accessible manner, helped with the success of the project and contributed to the safe delivery of the works.”
Celebrating £600m worth of construction, highlights over the last year include:
- Being retained by Landsec to provide a range of PD services.
- Advising on £200m worth of student/resi accommodation across several UK sites equating to 2,500 beds
- Advised on 1.25m sq ft of retail space and 4m sq ft of industrial space
- New contracts including Waterloo International Terminus, Birmingham International Airport and Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham.
- Project value range from £20k to £100m, from the high profile – eg installing solar PV panels on the White Rose Shopping Centre, the largest solar PV system on a retail site in the UK – to small demolition site clearances. As well as PD services, the team are also able to offer specific H&S services such as training and fire risk assessments (especially in the wake of Grenfell).
Headed by Chris Thomson, who launched the new division last summer alongside former colleague, Steve Silver and existing consultant, Sue Fullard, the department has recently expanded with the appointments of Sarah-Jane Denniss in Leeds and Martin McGoldrick in London as senior health and safety consultants).
Chris comments: “Both clients and architects welcome the opportunity to outsource health & safety requirements to our experienced and solutions-based team. Our level of repeat work is exceptional and it is great to work alongside one of the UK’s most progressive consultancies and help clients and architects to mitigate development and construction risk from design stage through to completion.”
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