16 January 2023

Nearly £17m worth of social value delivered at Battersea 3A

Our Battersea Phase 3A project in London, has delivered close to £17m of social value to local projects and communities over the duration of the project

It is testament to the fantastic work by our Battersea Phase 3A team that a phenomenal £16.98m worth of social value has been generated during the lifetime of the project.

This could not have been achieved without the input and collaboration of all the members of our team, and the buy-in of our trade contractors who helped us deliver on, and in many cases exceed, our S106 targets.

The total sum was calculated from the value derived from a range of outputs including:

  • Apprenticeships: £2.4m
  • Education support: £2m
  • Employment and skills: £8m
  • Job creation: £4m 

​​​​​​​As well as some 80 community and employment events organised by Sir Robert McAlpine and our trade contractors over the course of the project, they also undertook numerous fundraising, volunteering and pro-bono works including:   

  • Devas Centre – Painting contractor, Lucas interiors, painted the dance studio, music room, railings and 2 3-storey staircases pro-bono. Our team organised a fundraiser, raising £400 to go towards fixing their roof top basketball hoops.
  • Doddington Roof Garden – McApine Design Group, HSS Hire and Clipfine worked together to remove old benches and Blu- 3 built a shelter on the rooftop community gardens for after school gardening clubs. 
  • Sacred Heart of Marys School – Careys used groundworkers and machinery to clear a condemned school playground, ready to be astroturfed, to create a new playing area.​​​​​​​
  • Rose Community centre – Team members volunteered for multiple community clean-ups 
  • Battersea Summer Scheme – 'Sport in the Park' and quiz night raised £4,000 which went to support the annual 'Summer in the Park' event.
  • Elays Centre – The community centre toilets and outside areas were renovated.

More recently, the team launched a large-scale Food Bank Initiative across Battersea Phase 3. With the generosity of trade contractors and colleagues, they've been able to donate more than 230 food parcels to Vauxhall Food Bank and aim to continue by supporting Wandsworth Food Bank over the coming weeks. 

This has seen more fantastic collaboration from our project team, with Clipfine facilitating large deliveries to site and J Coffey kindly volunteering to drop donations off to the collection point on a regular basis. 
The initiative has also been highlighted by the Considerate Constructors Scheme as an example of Best Practice and has been published here.

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