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Residential & Regeneration

Hughes and Salvidge possess extensive expertise in conducting operations near residential housing and sensitive live areas, ensuring minimal disruption and safety in such environments.

Keeping the local community informed of works, in advance of activity on site, minimises any negative impact. Early identification of potential issues also enables action to be taken to address any problems so that they can be brought under control or avoided completely.

Residential Demolition Concerns and Measures

The main issues that generally concern the general public are noise, dust, vibration, access and mud on roads. To mitigate these potential issues, the following measures are put in place:

  • Hoarding around the site
  • Scaffolding/debris netting on structures fronting main public thoroughfares
  • Use of large plant with concrete pulverisers to minimise the use of breakers
  • Use of hoses/dust boss as water sprays to reduce dust emissions
  • Regular noise, dust and vibration monitoring throughout the works
  • Traffic management plans – pre-planning traffic movements to avoid the busiest times
  • Prior notification of formal road closures – (agreed with the client and highways department)
  • Unhindered and safe pedestrian access around the site
  • Use of jet washes on wheels of vehicles leaving site
  • Use of road sweepers to clean roads

Site Liaison Officers

If required, we allocate a Site Liaison Officer (SLO) to manage the public interface. A SLO is appointed to act as a direct link between ourselves, our subcontractors, the client, local residents, third parties, and the general public. 

The SLO is in consistent communication with residents ensuring information is provided at an early stage via letters and leaflets, arranging in-person and virtual meetings, and compiling and distributing newsletters to local residents and businesses. Any complaints or concerns are managed by the SLO to ensure complete satisfaction of all stakeholders.

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