Preparatory construction works – site working hours

We are very aware that due to the current restrictions placed on our ability to leave home due to COVID-19, more people are at home during the day when construction work generally takes place. Standard construction working hours as permitted by Southwark Council are:

  • Monday – Friday 8am-6pm
  • Saturday – 8am-2pm (no noisy works before 9am)

Our contractors are using every measure possible to reduce noise impact from their sites and continue to use noise monitoring equipment to continuously monitor noise levels to ensure they are at an acceptable level, as permitted by Southwark Council. Excessively noisy works currently take place on a 2 hour on/off basis to minimise disruption.

In the event that working hours change, or as and when overnight works are required, we will update this web post.

If you would like to speak with the Construction Neighbourhood Liaison Manager, please contact or call 0800 470 4593 (freephone).

Update 27/05/21

From 24th May – 25th June 2021, Galldris, who are building a new Innovation Hub at the Printworks site, will be extending their working hours to 9pm Monday - Friday and 6pm on Saturdays. The works taking place during this time will involve an internal fit out, including lighting, dry walling, installation of ceiling, door and window insulation, external landscaping and planting and cladding installation. Measures have been taken to ensure the noise impact of these works have been minimised as much as possible. 

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