Featured Contractor: Logan Construction (SE) Ltd
With offices in SE London and Kent they have a core team of directly employed multi-skilled operatives, supported when needed by dedicated supply chain partners.
They specialise in working within live environments and using their vast experience, liaise closely with clients and their teams, to meet their aspirations and exceed their expectations.
Logan’s clients include many of London’s top universities, schools and colleges together with NHS Trusts and Care providers. They also work with the Police and MOD, local authorities and private clients. We are also on many client frameworks.
With a £30m turnover and circa 60 staff they retain a high level of repeat business.
“ I can say with all honesty, that the way that your Logan team have worked on this build has been exemplary. They have a genuine understanding of the limitations that we put on their works due to our work of caring for patients. More importantly, they demonstrate a pride in the work that they complete and clearly care about the final result. You should be really proud of the team that you have.”
Ruth Green, Matron, Royal Free Hospital
Many contractors claim they aim to hand over a snag free project, but today is the first time in my career that I’ve seen it. ….and your other operatives are to be congratulated on a job well done!’’
Matthew Russell – Project Architect AHP Architects,
Cell Therapy Labs, Royal Free Hospital
“I would like to take the opportunity, on behalf of the lead users, to extend our profound gratitude for the excellent level of service provided on this project. We are particularly appreciative of your commitment in meeting the project deliverables for what was a compressed programme. Your commitment to excellent service delivery is commendable. Please extend this to all operatives who contributed to make this project a success!”
Emmanuel Nibo, Queen Mary University of London
What makes them tick?
They look after their people!
Logan value each and every one of their employees. They take pride in their open and honest approach with staff and hold regular company communications days and post quarterly staff newsletters. They have excellent staff retention and work closely with individuals to help achieve their personal objectives. They have a very low staff turnover and when vacancies arise, potential candidates are invariably recommended by Logan staff.
Committed to developing future talent
Logan actively promote and employ apprentices. Many of their apprentices have now successfully completed their apprenticeships and continue to be part of the team. Training is provided by local technical colleges and with the support of the CITB (Construction Industry Training Board).
Their training policy is to identify site operatives with basic skills but with a positive attitude and desire to achieve. They have specifically designed training to develop those with site manager potential, through a structured programme of practical and theory modules.
Many of their site managers have completed this programme and continue their personal development with mentoring support. Individual training schedules are set which include formal training courses; workplace based training, mentoring and regular reviews. This allows people to develop at their own pace and offers fast track options for some.
Giving something back – working with local communities
Logan’s added value ethos covers three main aspects: Environmental, social and economic. They believe the term ‘added value’ applies to the whole construction process, from initial design, through to handover and beyond into the future lifecycle of the building.
Environmental - Logan is focused on meeting the client’s needs for works, utilities and services in a way that achieves value for money on a whole lifecycle, whilst minimising damage to the environment. They consider the whole life costs of a contract, including its social, economic and environmental impact. They have built numerous schemes to BREEAM excellent rating.
Social – Logan believes social value is about creating employment, supporting the development of training and skills and working with local communities and businesses. By supporting the development of local labour and supply chains, it allows them to offer apprenticeships, training opportunities and involvement of the local community. This social aspect also extends to supporting local campaigns and charities close to the heart of their client’s or the communities in which they work.
Economic - There are many benefits to be gained from close partnership working and Logan have brought added value to many projects through collaborative teamwork, reviewing design, choice of materials and established working practices.
Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust - £8m Refurbishment – complex two-stage phased demolition, extension and fit-out of lower ground floor A&E department. All departments above, below and adjacent to the construction area remained occupied and fully operational throughout.
The Lion Academy Trust - £2.85m Design & Build fit outfit out of new shell and core building to create 420 place, two form entry primary school. The success of the project was collaborative working with the Trust and the Department of Education to keep the programme on track for the beginning of term opening.
Southend Police Station - £8.2m New build extension and refurbishment - new 30 cell custody suite, kitchen and changing areas along with further office and admin areas. The existing station was comprehensively refurbished too – all works carried out whilst the building was fully operational.
Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust – £2.9m refurbishment - formation of new Hybrid operating theatre suite including new staff changing facilities and offices. Major structural alterations to permit services and new staircases were included along with an extensive renewal of M&E services, whilst ensuring continuity of the existing live theatre and operations and critical care units adjacent to the construction works.
For further information, visit www.loganconstruction.co.uk
With thanks to Louise Fermor, Marketing Manager at Logan Construction for helping to compile this article.
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