It is with great sadness that we learn of the death of Her Majesty The Queen. From all at DGP Infrastructure, we mourn the loss of an extraordinary woman and pay tribute to an exemplary life of public service. Our thoughts are with the Royal Family at this very difficult time.
DGP is currently delivering Section 278 works for Walker Construction which will pave the way for the development of a state-of-the-art manufacturing and design facility. The 184,000sq ft centre will be built at Ashchurch in Gloucestershire, on a 10-acre site off the A46.
All works are being carried out at night and include the following:
• Widening an existing Bellmouth and the construction of a new maintenance bay and bus stop with new kerbing, tactile and edgings
• Creating new footpaths and installing manholes, ducts, pedestrian guard rails and drainage
• Providing extra protection for existing services
We are pleased to see real progress being made on site whilst simultaneously ensuring safety remains a priority throughout the construction works.
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A fantastic evening at this year’s Construction News Awards giving recognition to such talent across our industry. DGP were honoured to have been shortlisted in two categories and to have been part of such a well organised event.
Congratulations to Wates Group for winning the Diversity and Inclusion Excellence awards and our friends at GKR Scaffolding Ltd for winning Specialist Contractor of the Year.
It was also a privilege to be able to sponsor and present the Main Contractor of the Year award, and a huge congratulations to Mace for winning this again! (Photo credit NASC)
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Congratulations to Her Majesty, The Queen, Britain’s longest reigning Monarch.
In the run up to the Platinum Jubilee celebrations, DGP put on a spread including sandwiches, teas and scones with jam & clotted cream. We also hosted a quiz to test our knowledge on Her Majesty, The Queen.
From DGP we wish all our clients, contacts, friends and their families, a happy Platinum Jubilee and hope you all enjoy the celebrations. Whatever your plans, do have fun.
Celebrating Excellence – DGP is delighted to be recognised for their work and achievements by being selected as finalists in three categories at this year’s Construction News Specialists Awards.
The categories are: Excellence in Social Value, Specialist Contractor of the Year (turnover over £25m) and Outstanding Contribution to Specialist Construction. The annual celebration is the only national awards that recognises the outstanding achievements of specialist contractors, highlighting the inspirational businesses and work found across the industry.
DGP CEO, Saheb Dhesi, said, “These achievements are testament to the hard work that has been put in over the past year, both on-site and in head office. I would like to express my sincere thanks to all the DGP team for their efforts.”
DGP has now completed the enabling works for a section 278 project on behalf of Walker Construction at their Faultlands Farm project in Nuneaton.
Our works on this project included:
• Creating two bellmouths at the site’s entrance and exit
• Removing the existing surface, and replacing with graded granular and type 1 fill material
• Installing new kerb lines
As the construction site entrance was in constant use throughout the day, DGP needed to complete the works at night, and within the appropriate traffic management measures to ensure the road was reusable by the construction plant the following morning.
The exit bellmouth had several services including water, gas, electricity and communications. DGP liaised with the appropriate stakeholders in a timely manner, ensuring they were in attendance for the works while their services were lowered. All works were completed within the agreed timeframe to meet the deadlines that followed, and access to the site was maintained throughout.
Well done to our site team for another successful project completion!
DGP recently attended a ‘Let’s go Planting’ workshop at Duxford C of E Community Primary School, within close proximity to our recently completed Imperial War Museum project. A programme of tree planting workshops is planned for 2022, where we contact local schools within the communities in which we work, and present to schoolchildren about working in the construction industry and the importance of looking after our environment, and how trees play their part in this.
Following the presentation, the children had fun putting on the child-sized PPE including hard hats and hi-vis jackets, and then went off to plant three trees within the school grounds.
Finally, the children received a Ty D Sites children’s book to take home with them. The book encourages children to see construction as an exciting, open, and welcoming industry and features a range of characters from diverse backgrounds.
The afternoon was a great success, with pupils commenting “I read my book to my mum and dad” and “I can’t wait to see what our tree will look like. It will give us some shade”.
The class teacher said: “The Year 1 class thoroughly enjoyed planting the trees and watching the presentation given by the team”.
Mental Health Awareness Week is an annual event where the whole of the UK focuses on achieving good mental health. This week DGP are happy to announce that we are introducing our workforce to a mental fitness App called Ownminder, in which we are proudly one of the founding members.
Our HR Team, Wellbeing Champions and Site Advocates will be attending a Mind Fitness Fundamentals Workshop presented by the founders of Ownminder this week. Following this workshop, we will be rolling out the ‘Ownminder’ App across all sites, home/office workers where our workforce will be undertaking a Mind Fitness Check, which will help the App configure well-being areas to focus on, in order of priority. We are really excited to get this off the ground to support our workforce in maintaining a healthy mind.
DGP CEO, Saheb Dhesi, said, “I totally understand how pressurised, deadline driven, and mentally challenging working in this industry can be. In addition, we’ve all experienced pressures due to the pandemic and are now faced with the uncertainty of the geo-political situation. Our people are considered part of the DGP family and our most valuable resource – how they are developed, looked after, and rewarded is key to our success. The Ownminder App complements our own wellbeing strategy and values, is proactive in its positive approach to psychological health, and will provide a wealth of wellbeing support to our workforce, supply chain and other key stakeholders we work with.”
Deaf Awareness Week is run on an annual basis by the UK Council on Deafness and takes place this week between 2nd – 8th May. The theme for Deaf awareness week 2022 is Deaf Inclusion and to explore the entire theme of inclusion within our community.
Throughout this week, DGP will be highlighting the impact of hearing loss and raising deaf awareness in the workplace by sharing with our employees Deaf Awareness Tips and videos.
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International Workers’ Memorial Day is now a day of remembrance for workers who have lost their lives as a result of poor health and safety practices at work and how we fight for improvements today, so that it doesn’t happen again. The theme for 28 April this year is ‘occupational health and safety is a human right’.
Across our sites, DGP will continue to commemorate this important day on our calendar and our commitment to safe practices, ensuring health and safety is a right for everyone who works for the company.