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Peterborough company wins safety award for refurbishment of city centre tower

Safe working methods used on the refurbishment of Peterborough’s Hereward Tower have won a national award for a city firm.

Construction experts Lindum Peterborough, in Newark Road, has won an International Safety Award from the British Safety Council for its commitment to safe working practices.

This award is a major achievement.

Mick Papworth, managing director

Mick Papworth, managing director of Lindum Peterborough, said: “The transformation of this old office block in the centre of Peterborough to create 33 apartments over seven floors, including the construction of an additional storey at the top, above the two lower floors used for retail, made the Hereward Tower project particularly interesting.

“The expertise of the KGM Team, the specialist roofing and cladding division of Lindum Group, was a critical factor in the overall success of the project which involved recladding the existing structure and new windows and Juliette balconies being installed.

“A range of equipment and machinery was employed including suspended cradles operating over the retail service yard which was in use.

“The project was successfully completed in 50 weeks – seven weeks ahead of schedule.

Mr Papworth added: “This award is a major achievement.

“As one of only 436 organisations in the world to have won this International Safety Award this year it recognises the importance we place on health and safety best practice and demonstrates our on-going commitment and investment in safeguarding our employees, subcontractors, suppliers and the wider community where we operate.”

Read more: http://www.peterboroughtoday.co.uk/news/latest-news/peterborough-company-wins-safety-award-for-refurbishment-of-city-centre-tower-1-7279349#ixzz44CXUOPDX

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