Peel commits to TraffordCity’s first green roof

PLP Construction are delighted to be working on a project for Peel building a new nursery in Trafford:

Peel Land and Property has broken ground on the new highly sustainable £1.5 million purpose-built nursery which will be TraffordCity’s first child care facility and one of the most environmentally friendly buildings in its portfolio to date.

The contemporary building, which will be developed by Peel Land and Property for multi-award winning nursery group Kids Allowed, will be a flagship development in terms of its green credentials, featuring the first Sedum mat green roof in TraffordCity as well as within its own portfolio.

The environmentally friendly Sedum mat green roof works by retaining and purifying rainwater which naturally reduces the amount of water flowing into the drain, therefore cutting the quantity of contaminates filtering into the drainage system. It also brings insulation and noise reduction benefits as well as an ever changing attractive green view for employees in the neighbouring Venus building to enjoy.

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PLP has its own Superhero

Yesterday one of PLP’s operatives was involved in rescuing two people from a house close to our site in Spring Gardens, Hyde where there had been a gas explosion

Tony Cantwell was very brave in such serious circumstances – not thinking of himself or the risk he was taking – PLP are very proud of him and the actions he took – above and beyond his duties as an employee!

Visit to St. Joseph’s RC Primary School

Joanne and Lesley Haslam, Training Co-ordinator from the National Federation of Builders visited St Joseph’s Primary School in Heywood.

“We took with us some Oculus Rift Goggles used on a laptop with high spec software and an Xbox controller.

“The game utilises a 3D BIM (Business Information Modelling) model and helped us demonstrate to the Year 6 pupils how technology is transforming the breadth of careers available within the construction sector.

“By using the equipment pupils were able to experience a full 360 degrees virtual reality walkthrough of a building before a spade had even been put into the ground.

“The model highlighted the increase in digital design and build practices that are being adopted by the construction industry and introduces the importance of collaborative working among all trades within the sector. Students were taken in their groups to experience the BIM goggles throughout the visit.

“We talked with the children about the benefits of BIM, the digital future of construct and how the aim is to ensure the industry works together collaboratively.

“Pupils also built tetrahedrane models to create a giant pyramid – practising their team building skills and collaborative working!”

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PLP Highly Commended for Delivering Social Value at National Federation of Builders Awards 2016

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At the recent National Federation of Builders Awards 2016, held in London, PLP were Highly Commended for Delivering Social Value.

Judges said: “SMEs are synonymous with social value and PLP Construction are a fantastic example of why you involve SMEs. With an all local workforce using the local supply chain, PLP went above and beyond their remit and through collaboration delivered a more inclusive and innovative project for the young people of Wigan. When SMEs work in their own communities the results can be spectacular, PLP Construction should be commended for the extra mile they went and continue to go as recent patrons of the Wigan Youth Zone.”

PLP SHORTLISTED FOR NATIONAL AWARD

PLP Construction Limited has been shortlisted to receive an award from the National Federation of Builders (NFB). The NFB Awards 2016 celebrate the high-quality work and commitment delivered by members across England and Wales. The awards also reflect the dynamic nature of the construction industry and the excellent standards upheld by NFB members.

PLP Construction Limited is a finalist in the following award categories:

  • Delivering Social Value Award
  • New Build Project of the Year Award 2015
  • Refurbishment Project of the Year Award 2015

Many companies entered the awards and a panel of expert judges, including a representative from the British Safety Council, narrowed entries down. Reaching the final stages indicates that PLP Construction Limited demonstrated that the company carries out work to exceptional standards.

Winners will be announced at a prestigious awards ceremony taking place at the Amba Hotel Marble Arch, London on Thursday 24 November 2016, we’ll let you know how we got on soon after.

PLP Sponsor Annual Charity Football Tournament

On Saturday 30th April PLP were proud to sponsor the Annual Charity Football Tournament at Great Moor County Junior Football Club.

PLP estimator Pat Lyons coaches one of the junior teams.

Thanks to all for a great day and best of luck to all at Great Moor for the remainder of the season!