Getting back to work safely – An update from Mulbury

29th April 2020

Mulbury will begin reopening its construction sites from May 4, following discussions with our clients and partners in the housing sector.

While it hasn’t been compulsory for construction sites to close because of COVID-19 (providing work can be carried out safely), we made the decision to temporarily shut all eight of our operational sites on March 25 to protect our workers, suppliers, clients, and communities.

Throughout the current crisis, the government has stressed the importance of the construction sector to the UK economy and its desire to see activity continue.

Our temporary shutdown has given us time to further review our working practices to ensure activity at all sites can be carried out in line with the current health protection measures. We have taken advice from many sources in the property industry and consulted closely with our clients and delivery partners to ensure they back this move.

The health and safety of our people and communities is still our top priority. We will continue working to the Construction Leadership Council’s site operating procedures for COVID-19 to ensure our sites adhere to social distancing guidance for as long as necessary.

We’ve been planning carefully with our site teams, subcontractors, and our wider supply chain to ensure all these protocols are followed and that, where it is needed, extra PPE is available.

We will keep the wider situation with the pandemic under constant review and should it be necessary to make further changes at our sites we will do this.

Our sites that are reopening are in Blossom Street (Manchester city centre), Levenshulme, Warrington, Southport, Prestwich, Hazel Grove, Tyldesley, and Widnes.

Once again, I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone in the Mulbury family for their unwavering support over the last few weeks. We’re looking forward to getting on with the job and building the vital new homes our nation needs.

Greg Mulligan, Co-founder and director