Newsletter January 2017
Volume 1, Issue 1
Guildmore - Building in Peckham In this issue . . .
Guildmore – Building in Peckham
The Rye Lane Project Who is Guildmore?
We are delighted to announce we have been Meet our Project Team
appointed by Metropolitan to carry out the A word from Alan Parrott (Project
construction of the Rye Lane project. Manager)
The scheme, consisting a total of 27 residential units, What has been happening on the Project
is made up of a variety of 1, 2, 3 bed apartments, 22 “Safety Matters” at Guildmore
intended for shared ownership with the remaining 5 Key Contact Information
designated as private sale units together with 2
commercial units. Who is Guildmore?
Providing much needed housing for this vibrant area Since our establishment in 1998 as a construction firm
of Peckham, the project is scheduled for completion in specialising in the design and delivery of care homes
the Autumn of 2017. and assisted living accommodation, Guildmore has
grown to become an integrated contracting and
property development company with particular
experience in the design, construction and long term
operation of residential and public buildings.
Guildmore is proud to be a London based, family
owned contractor and developer whose strength lies
in our principles of trust, reliability and family ethics.
All our staff are encouraged to reach their full
potential and be part of our overall success.
Meet our Project Team
Alan Parrott Gary Hall Thomas Allen
Project Manager Site Supervisor Traffic Marshall / Banksman
A word from Alan Parrott
Firstly I would like to introduce myself; I am Alan Parrott, Project Manager with the overall responsibility for the
day to day delivery of the Rye Lane Peckham scheme. I am delighted to be able to write a few words for this
edition of the newsletter and hope you will find it both interesting as well as informative.
Winter has brought with it the cold, wet weather we have come to expect at this time of year, which creates the
challenge of maintaining productivity at its optimum in the lead up to and directly following the festive break. Any
project manager will tell you that in this industry you will experience a few frustrating but never regrettable
moments. With challenges come a great element of responsibility and at Guildmore we thrive on the challenging
projects, they shape the type of project manager we become.
I have always been intrigued by new developments and too wonder what they will look like at the end. I am sure
there are some of you who pass by the development and wonder when it is all going to finish, believe me I would
wonder the same thing. In some ways watching the stage by stage assembly of the finished building is the most
enjoyable part of our working life. Factoring in the challenges I have come to know as everyday life on a
construction project, the process has in some ways become second nature to me and the experienced site team
who work on the build.
December has been a great month for the team and we are starting to see some real progress both externally and
now internally on the build. As you will see we are busy constructing the reinforced concrete frame of the building
and we are now up to the 6th floor level. Gary and his teams are busy fitting the metalwork, known as METSEC, to
the outside of the building which will contain the windows and waterproofing to the building façade whilst our fit
out crew are now constructing the apartment walls internally on the lower levels. Assisting in the process are
many teams of skilled operatives operating in tandem to bring together the build to the highest possible standard.
I am sure a lot of people have never thought of a construction company as a customer; well let me fill you in on
this. We are a customer like any other; we rely on many people and companies to help us do what we do best.
Our skilled trades’ people work tirelessly every day to meet our demanding programmes and schedules. A special
mention goes to our crane operator, slingers and supervisor. Without these guys nothing would move on site or
be offloaded and distributed to areas where materials are required. They are the hub of it all and work through
the rain and cold all day to keep the site moving. The offsite team consist of a number of architects, designers,
consultants and engineers who play a valuable part in providing the onsite team with the design information
together with the specifications of what needs to go into the finalised product.
In the next few weeks you will notice more activity on the external facades with the brickwork being installed to
the façade. There will be 4 different colours of bricks used which will blend in with the adjoining buildings.
Internally we intend to be a little further with dry-lining works ready for mechanical and electrical installations.
Thank you for taking the time to read through my little site update.
Until our next issue I wish you all the best and stay safe. . . . Best Regards, Alan
What’s been happening on the project so far – A brief photo update. . .
With Andy Brown
Health, Safety, Environment
& Resident Liaison
At Guildmore safety comes first.
We strive to create a safe and pleasant working environment for everyone.
Building sites are dangerous and we would ask that you always take extra care
when in close proximity to the site boundary.
Take care when walking past the site
Be mindful of moving vehicles / delivery vehicles close to the site
Report any suspicious behaviour to the Project Manager
× Enter a building site as this is a restricted area
× Allow children to play near a building site – Keep them safe
× Climb scaffold or hoardings as this can cause injury
Site Traffic & Deliveries – Caution Public Notice
Due to the nature of the works, it is necessary for us If you would like to inform us on what topics you
to receive a large number of deliveries containing our would like to read about in our newsletter please feel
construction materials. We apologise in advance for free to contact us:
any inconvenience this may cause. [email protected]
We will be happy to hear from you.
To ensure the safety of the works and of all of our Community Engagement
neighbours, 24-7 security is monitoring the site at all As a community service we are happy to provide free
times. advertising in our newsletter.
Should you see any suspicious behaviour or need to Please write to us on:
report an incident relating to the site, please contact [email protected]
us on the emergency contact number below.
Community Safety and Awareness
Return Address If you notice any suspicious activity out of working
237 Rye Lane. hours and during our public holidays please contact:
Peckham Police: 999
SE15 4TP Alan Parrott – Project Manager: 07852 503 309