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Social Value created to date at Manor Road Quarter

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May 2024 Social Value report


Apprenticeships & Job Opportunities

👷 437 new vacancies created on the project for people who were previously unemployed or were employed specifically for the Manor Road project

🎓 7 graduates working on the project

👷 343 operatives/employees working on the Manor Road project in May, of which 28 were from the borough of Newham, this equates to 8%.

👷 38 apprentices appointed by Morgan Sindall Construction and our subcontractors.

📚 Provided 36 students with work experience placement - 18 placed directly with Morgan Sindall Construction and the remaining 18 with our subcontractors.

👨‍🎓 We have a third T-Level student from the London Design Engineering UTC on the Manor Road project, on a 45-day industrial placement with the Site Management team. In addition, our MEP subcontractor took on two LDEUTC T-Level students on a 45-day industrial placement to work on the Manor Road project.

🏫 Engaged with 2646 students and supported 45 school/college events in the borough.

🏫 Invested 2507 staff hours in school/college engagement events.

✅ 25 Newham Residents completed a Level 1, 2, 3 accreditations to date gaining a free CSCS card to help them get into the construction industry.

✅ 15 employees/operatives have completed an NVQ Level 3 or above.

✅ 214 operatives from our supply chain have completed a short course.

💗 Invested 160 staff hours in the community.

💸 Donated £3599 to local community projects/events.

💸 We have spent £6,620 on Social Enterprise businesses.

🥇 Scored full marks (46) on our recent CCS inspection for the third consecutive time and we won Gold Award at the recent CCS awards.

Wider community engagement

  • In May, the Social Value team met with The Skills Centre in Newham to discuss future collaboration. We discussed ways we can partner up and utilising the Knowledge Quad on Manor Road.
  • This month the Manor Road team supported an event hosted by Newham College called Ask Me A Trade. Ugne, Apprentice Quantity Surveyor and Ethan, Junior Engineer spoke to 8 students studying construction about routes into construction, their education and careers journey and the different types of roles in the industry. The event was held as a speed dating style session.
  • The Manor Road team partnered up with project partner, MUSE, and Inspire to support a workshop at Star Primary School this month. A class of 30 received a presentation from Danielle, Senior Site Secretary and Monica, Social Value Manager about the Morgan Sindall business and the Manor Road Quarter development and particularly about the new Linear Park. Children were asked to sketch their dream park and then in groups to build their park using various bits of craft materials.
  • To support Mental Health Awareness Week this month we teamed up with our Supply Chain partners to host a Homeless Feed event at Manor Road. 35 people were provided with a meal, toiletry bags, sleeping bags and a haircuts. Our guest also enjoyed a coffee, cake and chats with Coombat 2 Coffee a social enterprise mobile van run by veterans, providing useful information about mental health services.
  • This month we met with Catch 22 who have been commissioned to deliver an energise programme to young people 18 to 25 in Newham from the Community Links site in Canning Town.
  • We discussed ways to collaborate, and we offered to deliver industry insight talks, work experience and site visits to those young people interested in joining the construction industry. We also offered Catch 22 to use our Knowledge Quad on Manor Road.
  • We visited Nelson Primary School to support their World of Work Week where we delivered a talk about the construction industry this month.
  • We engaged with 90 students from three classes and had lots of questions from year group 1.