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Lucas becomes full member of RoSPA

11th April 2022

Lucas is proud to have become a full member of RoSPA, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents. RoSPA is the only UK charity that works across occupational health and safety, and road, home, leisure and education safety. Sadly, more than 14,000 people are killed in accidents across the UK each year with thousands more suffering injuries, many of which are life-changing.

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Lucas to take part in AkzoNobel’s Collaborative Sustainability Challenge

8th April 2022

Lucas has been invited to take part in AkzoNobel’s forthcoming Collaborative Sustainability Challenge. We are the one company chosen to represent all painting companies worldwide in their “value chain”. The Challenge is an AkzoNobel initiative designed to brainstorm issues experienced throughout the company’s entire value chain; that is companies from raw material producers, through manufacturing and distribution, up to painting companies like Lucas and paint customers along with relevant influencers.

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Lucas brought on to One Nine Elms development

28th March 2022

Painting teams from Lucas are to be deployed at One Nine Elms, a development of two landmark tall towers linked together by a glazed bridge. City Tower will be a 56 storey residential tall building whilst the 42 storey River Tower will incorporate a 173 room luxury hotel from the ground up to the 18th floor.

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Lucas made official partner of Asthma + Lung UK

22nd March 2022

Lucas has been made the official Clean Air Construction Partner of Asthma + Lung UK, the nation’s lung charity fighting for everyone’s right to breathe. The charity has recently rebranded following the merger of Asthma UK and the British Lung Foundation.

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Return to Television Centre for latest phase of redevelopment

18th March 2022

A Lucas decorations team is returning to the former BBC Television Centre in West London, this time working throughout a new 9-storey plus basement commercial building currently under construction. We will undertake a full painting programme to the core of the building, all office spaces, staircases and back of house areas.

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Outstanding health and safety record recognised with awards shortlisting

17th March 2022

Lucas is delighted to be shortlisted in the Health, Safety and Wellbeing Excellence category for this year’s Construction News Awards. The judges have recognised our determination to ensure that the health, safety and wellbeing of all our operatives is absolutely paramount throughout our daily operations.

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Lucas scores strong result in an audit of our labour practices

1st March 2022

Lucas rated 70 out of 75 in a comprehensive audit of its labour practices carried out by the specialist supply chain appraisals organisation, Achilles, on behalf of one of our major clients, Sir Robert McAlpine. The audit was undertaken in December and January and covered areas such as recruitment, modern slavery and the right to work, wages and benefits, business integrity and ethics, bullying and harassment, occupational health, and working hours.

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Lucas awarded top ratings at Paddington Square

22nd December 2021

Lucas’s fit out and finishing teams have been awarded top scores by the Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) inspectors at Paddington Square. Our care about our appearance on site, respect for the local community, protection of the environment, attention to site safety and care for our workforce received 4½ stars out of 5.

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Lucas scoops core package at The Whiteley

25th November 2021

Lucas has won an important basement and core painting package at The Whiteley, the famous former Bayswater department store now undergoing a £1 bn restoration and redevelopment. The façade and grand entrance of the Grade II listed building are being restored, and the full Foster + Partners-designed complex will contain 139 apartments and townhouses, 20 new shops and restaurants in a central courtyard, a cinema, a large-scale gym, and a Six Senses hotel and spa - the first in Britain - with 110 rooms and a social wellness club.

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Lucas flys in to “Gotham City”

23rd November 2021

Lucas has secured another important painting package in the City of London. We have sent in our painting teams to 40 Leadenhall Street, a complex new office building with multiple amenity spaces, also known as “Gotham City” and situated in the heart of the insurance district. Its northern core rises in steps to a height of 34 storeys, whilst the southern core also rises in steps up to 14 storeys. Architects Make say their design is reminiscent of the skyscrapers of early 20th century North America, and takes account of the cluster of striking tall buildings nearby.

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