Community Impact Initiative of the Year

Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, Stanton Williams, Morris + Company, DSDHA and East for British Land
Norton Folgate

The Norton Folgate (NF) Project Charter was a social value plan specific to the development. Its driver was to ‘make a difference to the project teams’ lives, local community and those we interfaced with using a working group of cross discipline team members to deliver a calendar of social value initiatives across: community; wellbeing; environment; diversity/inclusion; teambuilding. The Charter’s inception was based on the idea that doing things to help other people makes you feel good so involving the wider team in these initiatives would also help create a positive team culture.

Danny Sullivan Group
Transformational Projects enabling transformational Community Impact

At Danny Sullivan Group our mission is to build better lives by enhancing communities and putting people at the core of everything we do. We understand that in an industry facing an every growing crisis around skills, embedding a culture where a diverse workforce feels welcome, engaged and supported isn’t just the right thing to do – it’s critical for ensuring we remain fit for the future. Through collaboration with our clients and community outreach partners we have achieved some of our biggest successes to date, creating social mobility, delivering for the community and positively impacting communities nationwide.

Farrans Construction
Gull Wing Bridge, Lowestoft: Social Impact Programme

The Gull Wing is an iconic and important bridge for Lowestoft being built by Farrans Construction on behalf of Suffolk County Council and, once complete, will provide a much-needed third crossing over the town’s Lake Lothing. It will reduce traffic congestion, regenerate the area and attract new investment for the local economy. At Farrans, delivering social impact on the project was based on developing an overarching programme to support the development of the local economy that matched the need. We built strong partnerships with key stakeholders including local communities, educational institutions, Council employment officers and through our supply chain.

South Bank Quay

The Teesworks development of the new South Bank Quay delivered by GRAHAM will see the heavy-lift quay, along the banks of the River Tees provide direct access to the biggest wind farms across the world and help position the site as the UK’s premier offshore wind hub. Social value has been at the heart of the project, with a target of £2,855,805 in Social and Local Economic value the project hugely exceeded this with a reported £5,044,283 (SLEV) achieved equating to 177% of the target.

Taylor Woodrow
How the iPort Travel Link lifted the community

Taylor Woodrow’s iPort Travel Link delivery team has successfully challenged the assumption that only high-profile projects with big budgets create real social value. The new £7m bus and active travel link for Doncaster’s iPort has enriched the lives of residents in the village of New Rossington in many ways, supported by Taylor Woodrow’s asset based social value approach. In collaboration with Doncaster City Council, we helped residents identify their own strengths and skills and worked with them to rebuild community pride and cohesion in this ex-mining village. Along the way we made good friends and raised the construction industry’s reputation.

Taylor Woodrow
Procuring for Social Value at Meridian Water

In December 2023 Taylor Woodrow was awarded the £120m strategic infrastructure contract for Meridian Water, a regeneration project led by Enfield Council in one of England’s 10% most deprived wards.   In repose to the priorities of our client, Enfield Council, our delivery model embeds social value in procurement. It is not a ‘nice to have’, it is a performance measure. Six months in, we have spent over £26m with local suppliers, outstripping the contractual obligation to spend £9m by March 2026. Our approach, developed in collaboration with Enfield Council, is a blueprint for following contractors, showing what can be achieved.

Vinci Construction
Community Skills Centre - Civil Service Hub, Blackpool

Given the high levels of deprivation in Blackpool and the low aspirations of many young people, including those who are NEET (Not in Education, Employment, or Training)or at risk, VINCI aimed to establish a safe space and support program. Their goal was to enhance the lives of young individuals in Blackpool and mitigate intergenerational deprivation. The Community Skills Centre initiative, created by VINCI, serves as a central hub for young individuals. It provides comprehensive support, including CIAG (Careers Information, Advice, and Guidance), new skills through certified training, work experience opportunities, and access to employment and apprenticeships.

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