LONGHURST GROUP are a UK developer and leading housing group. They own and manage 22,000 homes, providing care and support services across the Midlands and the East of England.
The Group is made up of four member companies – Axiom, Friendship Care and Housing, Longhurst and Havelok Homes and Spire Housing. As one of the UK’s leading developers, they have an extensive build programme and a specialist development arm called Keystone, which focuses on the growing market of retirement living.
“Following extensive research, Longhurst Group EHS department selected Glasscubes as their collaboration workspace, initially for our CDM service. This has now expanded to encompass a number of other project streams. Used primarily as a documentation store and complex project management tool, we would highly recommend Glasscubes to anyone looking to collaboratively control projects, saving time and resources."
CDM Co-ordinator /Principal Designer, Longhurst Group
Like all developers, Longhurst Group need to comply with Construction Design and Managements Regulations (CDM), they affect everyone involved with commissioning, designing or executing a construction project. This had traditionally been managed using a series of spreadsheets but they lacked visibility and couldn’t be controlled. There was also a requirement for CDM and other regulatory documentation to be securely stored and shared with employees who are located in various offices across the UK, so a cloud-based platform seemed like the obvious choice.
Glasscubes is now used by 300 staff and is fundamental in assisting the EHS department maintain health and safety standards across the business by collaboratively controlling projects from start to finish. It manages, prioritises and monitors all of their project streams, and ensures that the right people are doing the right job at the right time.
Glasscubes coordinates resources in a transparent environment that holds everyone accountable and gives employees access to accurate information, regardless of their location.
"We provide our clients with an up-to-date health, safety and environmental service and advise on policy implications and developments within health and safety. Glasscubes is instrumental in managing our fire risk assessments, storage of our asbestos surveys and CDM documentation. It saves us time by enabling us to monitor our property compliance areas more effectively."
Environment Health & Safety Officer, Longhurst Group