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Enhancing communities across London - our 2023 Social Value highlights

Here at Morgan Sindall Construction, we believe that making a positive difference to communities today contributes to improving society tomorrow. We are committed to supporting the communities in which we work and are engaged with local stakeholders across the UK to ensure we are pursuing options which best reflect their priorities.

We want to ensure that our projects deliver real social value and create a positive lasting legacy, and we empower our businesses units to support this ambition.

Our London team has put together a report featuring all of their social value work on London projects across 2023. Take a look at some of the highlights on this page and see the full report in the document below.

A word from London's Area Director Richard Dobson:

Our teams have been extremely busy in 2023 in delivering meaningful Social Value initiatives across all our projects. We are tremendously proud of everything they have achieved. The impact we have made has been hugely supported by our incredible Supply Chain, which includes external partners and key stakeholders in their respective boroughs where we are delivering construction projects. Thank you to everyone who has helped us deliver Social Value in 2023. We will of course be continuing to work with our partners to deliver even more social, economic and environmental initiatives in 2024. 

The year in numbers:


Project highlights:

Acklam Road

As part of our social value work on the Acklam Road project we:

  • Purchased two pergolas in June with one of our supply chain partners, Stanmore. The pergolas were installed in Al-Manaar’s Community Garden and will be used to grow cooking herbs using hanging baskets.
  • Attended the City of Westminster College to talk to students about the Morgan Sindall business, the Acklam Road development and shared the education and career journey of one of our Engineers.
  • Partnered with Bouygues to deliver a “Not Just for Boys” construction talk to students at St. Charles Catholic Sixth Form College.

A mural artwork was created for the hoarding at Acklam Road, designed via a collaboration with key creative players including a local school, local artist and our supply chain partners.

The mural arts project demonstrates our commitment to building strong relationships with the community, valuing their contributions and emphasising the importance of arts and culture in the area.

Woolwich Leisure Centre

Woolwich Leisure is London’s first construction project to have a Knowledge Quad. We had our first round of CSCS card training delivered to Greenwich residents for FREE this year, with various accredited courses planned for 2024!

Among other initiatives on this project, we hosted a site visit for 21 students from the University of Greenwich, studying MSc Construction Management and supported the Royal Borough of Greenwich’s annual Jobs & Skills Fair event. 

A group of 16 candidates on a Royal Borough of Greenwich bootcamp programme attended the Woolwich Leisure Centre for a site visit as part of the programme. Project Manager, Mike Perera delivered a talk to them, followed by a guided tour.

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