Environmental Management

We believe that a sector-leading environmental management system will not only protect the environment from the impact of construction work, but actively preserve and enhance the environment, leaving a legacy that extends well beyond our residential developments. 

Communication and Liaison

Communication and liaison requires positive, proactive action to foster cooperation, innovation and constant improvement. This commitment to developing genuine, mutually valuable relationships extends to communication between our employees and subcontractors, neighbouring residents, the wider local community, and local authorities.

 

tRAINING

Mount Anvil constantly ensures that its workforce is competent, knowledgeable and equipped to follow best practices. This starts with appropriate hires at recruitment stage, and is constantly supported by a comprehensive, ongoing programme of staff assessment, training, and re-training.

 

STATUTORY NUISANCE

We recognise that construction work brings with it a unique set of challenges. Dust, noise and other forms of statutory nuisance are common, and can affect the local community if not properly addressed. Mount Anvil ensures that any statutory nuisance is as limited as possible. We also constantly monitor sites to ensure that our own high standards, any prior agreements, and all legislation is complied with.

Chemicals & Hazardous Substances

Mount Anvil, along with our subcontractors, has a responsibility for managing and controlling the use, storage and disposal of chemicals and hazardous substances on site. Subcontractors must comply and cooperate with our high standards and expectations in this area, as well as satisfying COSHH regulations.

 

wASTE mANAGEMENT

Mount Anvil and our subcontractors are expected to implement the ‘waste hierarchy’ on all projects. This is designed to minimise waste on site, encourage the use of recycling facilities, and ensure the proper handling and disposal of hazardous waste. 

Mount Anvil has set a minimum 95% recycle rate across all projects.       

 

Biodiversity & Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)

We work in partnership with local or relevant authorities if, at any point during construction, protected species or items of historical importance are discovered. Those partnerships result in action plans designed to protect and preserve the species or items in question.     

Previous projects have uncovered items of interest that have been incorporated into the developments themselves. At Dollar Bay, for example, historic anchors were discovered during construction work, and were later restored and incorporated into the project’s landscaping.

Energy Management & Emissions

We are committed to ensuring that energy consumption and emissions are monitored and reduced across all construction sites. For more details, see the Environmental & Sustainability Policy Manual.    

Subcontractors are also required to implement pollution prevention measures, which must be identified in the relevant method statements and/or environmental management plans ahead of works commencing.    

Vehicle movements and the use of diesel generators on site are kept as minimal as possible, with diesel generators used only as a last resort.                       

New developments will be required to comply with Building Regulations, utilising sustainable products, materials, and renewable energy resources to achieve Code Level 4.   

 

wATER

Mount Anvil and our subcontractors are responsible for ensuring that construction work does not impact on or pollute local water courses. 

Water is only used for construction work where necessary. This ensures that consumption is closely monitored and minimised. Dewatering and discharge activities will also be monitored to ensure that projects conform to any relevant consents.

 

Contaminated Land

Land surveys test the condition of the soil on site ahead of the commencement of any construction activities. Any potentially hazardous substances or materials are remediated and, where possible, removed from site altogether.        

Where contaminated land cannot be removed, subcontractors are required to commission testing of soil samples to ensure that on-site workers and the general public are not put at risk.  


gOOD nEIGHBOUR iNITIATIVES

Our relationships with residents and authorities local to our developments are important to us, so we ensure that plans are in place to safeguard the properties and interests of local people. Site operating hours are agreed with local authorities, and letters are distributed to local residents to inform them of site progress and upcoming works. Regular local residents’ meetings allow the community to hear about progress, and to ask questions or address any concerns they may have directly.               

Each project also establishes its own ‘Good Neighbour Initiatives’ to compensate individuals that are disadvantaged by construction activities.

 

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