An apprentice is helping developers with work to re-build a parade of shops destroyed by fire.

The Triangle shops, in High Road, Langdon Hills, are rising from the ashes after an electrical fault in the roof of the Hong Kong House Chinese takeaway sparked a huge blaze in January 2013, ravaging newsagent Martin McColl’s, the Elizabeth Louise Hair and Beauty Salon, the Chip Shop and a computer company.

Jed Godfrey, 19, from Rayleigh is working for Diamond Build, awarded the contract for the £1.8 million project by Basildon Council.

Roofing trusses have now gone up and the council is looking for businesses to take over the retail units, which have increased from four to six.

Jed spends most of his working week on the project, but is also studying at college as part of his construction apprenticeship.

He said “I’ve been made to feel really welcome.  It’s a big project, there’s a lot to learn and i’m happy to be here.  Many of my family work in the construction industry, so it feels good to be following in their footsteps.”

Robert Buckingham, site manager, said “work was progressing well, there are about 50,000 outward facing bricks on this build and about 30,000 concrete blocks, so that gives people an idea of the size and scale of the project.”

McColls has already signed up to take over one of the units, and negotiations are continuing to bring back some of the former tenants.

The rebuild will have more parking spaces and five flats.

Basildon Council leader Phil Turner said the new development would be a vast improvement.

He added, “The new Triangle shops development is a better design and a much higher quality build than the previous one. Diamond Build is doing a great job and the progress is really encouraging.  When it’s finished, this project will benefit this community for generations.”

Diamond Build PLC are pleased to announce the re-certification of their ISO 9001, Quality Management System, OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health & Safety Management System and ISO 14001 Environmental Management System.

This is the 9th year Diamond Build have utilised the standards as a strategic tool to increasing efficiency and productivity.

The TRADA assessor made reference to best practice during the audit at our Perth Terrace site in regards to site presentation, waste management and in particular the interaction of our Site Manager, Steve Roberts with the Client.

Diamond Build PLC will now be working with our TRADA assessors to implement the planned changes to the standards.

Diamond Build to commence conversion of Perth Road site in partnership with London Borough of Redbridge. Valued at around three quarters of a million, the conversion and internal remodelling of the 1986/87 office block to a hostel will provide twenty three family bedrooms along with associated facilities including communal kitchens, bathrooms, and toilet facilities on each floor. Electrical, Heating, Cold water services and Mechanical ventilation are to be upgraded to provide a safe and comfortable environment.

The project builds on Diamond Build expertise in delivering sheltered accommodation having recently completed various schemes in both Hammersmith and Fulham.

Diamond Build plc successfully completed their first project with the Girls Day School Trust on time.

The project at Bromley School entail the modernisation of changing rooms and toilets over the summer recess. As a consequence it was imperative the Facilities were available for the return of the pupil.

Key to our success was the use of prefabricated and in particular the design management of these goods

The facilities manager made mention that Diamond Build were the must considerate and tidy contractor he had worked with at the school.

In partnership with GEP safety consultants Diamond Build plc deliver two further safety modules as part of our continuing commitment to maintaining a competent operational team both working at heights along with roles and responsibilities were cover in the seminars.  The subjects delivered are in addition to those presented earlier in the year on asbestos awareness and manual handling based on the past two years safety statistic, our commitment to training and development has further helped to building on our reputation to deliver projects safely.

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July 31st, 2014

South Essex Homes

Diamond Build Plc have been selected to deliver a new two year contract worth £1.8 million for South Essex Homes. The scheme is part of their planned maintenance programme and will entail the renewal of tiled roofs fascias and soffits in the Southend on Sea area.

The acquisition of this contract is particularly pleasing in the event Diamond Build Plc recently finished a seven year term contract with South Essex Homes and now have the opportunity to maintain their good working relationship with the Clients Team.

July 31st, 2014

INVESTORS IN PEOPLE

PRESS RELEASE

June 2014
DIAMOND BUILD PLC RECOGNISED AS AN INVESTOR IN PEOPLE

Diamond Build is a constructor service provider dedicated to regenerating occupied buildings has been awarded the Investors in People Standard.

Our objective is to consistently provide construction services that achieve complete customer satisfaction whilst interrogating all technical business processes to achieve ‘Building Success’. We currently have two offices in North and South London.

Investors in People is the UK’s leading accreditation for business improvement through people management, and provides a wealth of resources for businesses to innovate, improve and grow, with a focus on good people making great business.

Paul Devoy, Head of Investors in People, said: “Achieving the Investors in People standard is something that any organisation should be truly proud of. It is the sign of a company which is truly committed to good people management practice and we’d like to congratulate Diamond Buid Plc on their achievement.”

Commenting on the award, John Gray, Managing Director & Chairman said: “I want our staff to reach their full potential, be responsible for achieving their goals and targets aligned to our business plan and be accountable for their actions. “

For more information about Investors in People please visit www.investorsinpeople.co.uk

Diamond Build - Latest News - Memorial Tour 2014

June 24th, 2014

The Memorial Tour 2014

The 2nd Sawston Boys’ Brigade invite you to a band tour to Blackpool and Manchester. This tour is in memory of three special BB Band Officers who have recently died after many years of loyal and committed service to The Boys’ Brigade & work amongst bugle bands.

Proudly supported by Diamond Build Plc

 

 

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Diamond Build plc, one of the premier sponsors of the Sustainable Homes Index for Tomorrow (SHIFT), has gained Silver Accreditation for their achievements in sustainability and the management of their environmental impact. The Sustainable Homes Index For Tomorrow (SHIFT) is the only comprehensive environmental benchmark for affordable housing providers. It is supported by the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA), WWF, UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) and the Mayor of London and the 37 members represent over one million homes nationwide.

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