PLP finding the construction workers of the future at St Luke’s Primary School

PLP have really enjoyed engaging with the pupils and teachers at St Luke’s Primary School – as a company we are always keen to get involved in the communities we work in.

Whilst we’ve been on site at school building the seven classroom extension we have tried to involve the staff and children as much as possible by putting together a programme of activities including site visits throughout the build process so the staff and children could see the new building develop – we’re hoping to have inspired some future construction workers when we carried out a careers event with Year 6!

We’re also very proud to sponsor the school football team and hope they have a winning season!

Last week PLP invited the National Federation of Builders to join us for the day at St Luke’s – the NFB brought along their Virtual Reality Headset and let the children take a virtual tour of a James Bond Style Hotel to show them how 3D modelling is now being used in construction.

During the day the children also put their building and team working skills to the test by creating some amazing tetrahedrane models, PLP and the NFB were very impressed by the models the children created and how well they worked together!.

PLP help at The Craven Café

PLP were so pleased to be able to spruce up the outdoor area at The Craven Café for Springhill Hospice – they now have a lovely area for café visitors to sit and enjoy the sunshine!  Thanks very much to MAS Painting and decorating for volunteering for us to help such an amazing charity that supports so many families in our local community!

PLP win three national Considerate Constructors Awards!

Phil Bradley and Joanne James attended the prestigious Considerate Constructors National Site Awards 2019 at The Lowry Hotel, Manchester which recognise and celebrate the commitment and achievements of the very best in UK and Irish construction.

PLP were very proud to be awarded THREE national awards – a bronze award for our Newlands School project, a silver award for our Spring Gardens project and a gold award for our Springside School project.

Only 7% of the 6700 eligible sites in the UK receive an award and it recognises the ‘best of the best’ construction sites that strive to raise the standards in considerate construction.

PLP are fully committed to improving the image of our industry and promoting the industry as a positive career choice to future generations and it is fantastic to be recognised for this.

We couldn’t do this without a lot of hard work from all PLP staff and these awards recognise that hard work and commitment!

Redwood School, 6th Form Mock Interviews

It was great to be involved with Redwood School 6th Form doing interview practice with students helping them to prepare for their internships.  Such an inspirational school and students.

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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A very special site visit for the children of Newlands Primary School in Middleton

PLP are currently building an extension to a special needs Primary School, Newlands Primary School in Middleton – recently we took some of the children on a site visit to look at the new extension to their school.

Here are a few photos from the day.

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.

Springhill Hospice Business Buddies

PLP have recently joined Springhill Hospice Business Buddies to support a local worthwhile cause.

Click here for further information.