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Crossrail H&S Awards

Terry McDonald DSJV C305 Project Director said ''we have taken an innovative approach to the provision of occupational health services on the project and we are delighted to receive this award''

Drew Bradley DSJV C305 Project Systems & Process Manager has said ''we have embedded the occupational health service within the construction process and hope to leave a lasting legacy for future tunnelling projects of this size''


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Santa's Little Helpers

Apprentice carpenters from John Sisk & sons have been perfecting their skills by crafting toys for St Dunstan Church’s nursery and Whitehorse Play Centre in Stepney Green. The toys were donated at Christmas on behalf of Dragados Sisk JV.

(Pictured above: Father Christmas with two of his elf helpers from DSJV -   Ali Latham and Sarah Curran. Below:The Apprentice Joiners)

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The Revenge of the Farm

Awards for University of Kent Architecture Students

Award-winning architecture students from Kent University picked up plaudits for their designs for a London City Farm on Saturday 10 December. Mr. Mizan Chaudhury, the Speaker of Tower Hamlets, gave prizes to three students from the Kent University School of Architecture at Canterbury.

Their designs were for a student project, which included a community centre, crafts centre, and barn, along with flower and vegetable gardens.

The first place design by Harry Insall-Reid, was titled "The Revenge of the Farm," the second place design by Oscar Walheim, "Follies among the Ruins," and the third place design by Ruxandra Gruioniou, "The Secret Garden."

Their tutor, Dr. David H. Haney (of Kent CREAte, Centre for Research in European Architecture), gave a brief illustrated talk on his own research on the history of urban agriculture. He also gave a second presentation on other farm designs by the top 17 Kent first year students from last year.

Dr. Haney gave this task to students to introduce the importance of urban agriculture and community cooperation into first year architectural education. The chair of the Farm Trustees, Bessie Venables, said that although the barn and crafts centre will soon be built by Crossrail, Farm members were impressed by the students' proposals. She added that they still might be able to incorporate some of their ideas into the new community centre design.

Honoured guests included Bob Bennett of Tower Hamlets Council who has lead responsibility for negotiations with Crossrail, and Gwyn Williams, from the Crossrail site building contractor Dragados Sisk Joint Venture, the latter who donated the total prizes worth £150. Architecture lecturer Manolo Guerci of Kent CREate, and Jessica Hodge the Farm manager were also present for the event.

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DSJV Move into New Premises

DSJV moves into a new office facility at Newham from where they will manage the C305 Eastern Running Tunnels Project.

The Address is:
DSJV
Building 1000
Dockside Road
Newham
London
E16 2QU

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