The benefit of a long term partnership is the ability to make a real difference to local communities. We work with local people to understand and address their needs and aspirations, creating successful and sustainable communities 

 

We measure the impact carefully and are guided by our Morgan Sindall Group responsible business strategy, based on the five Total Commitments to our stakeholders. 

We do this through:

  • Collaboration with public, private and third sector stakeholders
  • Creating resilience in our own operation, the communities where we work, and throughout our supply chain
  • Being accountable for what we deliver
  • Being inclusive with all stakeholders

The Morgan Sindall Group Total Commitments are designed to ensure we are a responsible business and that our projects have a positive social, environmental and economic impact in the local area. 

They align to and support the UN Sustainable Development Goals, with a particular focus on Goal 8 which is focused on promoting ‘sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all’. 

Protecting people
Improving the environment
Developing and motivating people
Managing a sustainable supply chain
Enhancing communities

Protecting everyone involved in our business activities

We recognise the importance of conducting our operations within the framework of a structured business management system. Procedures and systems have been established in accordance with ISO 45001 in order to implement this commitment and to comply with our statutory obligations regarding health and safety.

We ensure, as far as reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare at work of all of our people and other persons who may be affected by our activities. As part of our aim to continuously improve our health and safety performance we set out objectives and targets.

For further information on how we protect our people see link below

Protecting People

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Improving the environment  

We seek to minimise our impact and conserve resources.

We are committed to improving the environment by engaging our the supply chain to make positive changes to design and incorporating future standards and regulations.

As a Group we have reduced our carbon emissions by 54% since 2010.

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Developing and motivating people

It is important to us that we train, develop and retain our talented workforce.

We know that people are our best asset and are key to our success. Motivation, innovation and development is ongoing as we evolve and grow.

The Group employed 281 apprentices and new graduates in 2019 and enrolled 58 participants in our leadership development programme.

 

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Managing a sustainable supply chain

We improve our performance levels, through collaboration and education and understand that working with our supply chain is key to achieving a sustainable build.

We are proud that we procure 100% sustainable timber and use local suppliers to reduce our carbon footprint. Our sustainability policies are passed down to our contractors including using our local employment policy to create sustainable employment.

Suppliers that perform well against our targets gain preferred status. Working with local councils and job centres, we encourage the creation of apprenticeships to help develop the next generation of skilled construction workers.

 

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Enhancing communities

We invest in communities by focusing on creating long-term improvements to the areas we work in, with a key focus on delivering new homes.

A number of our developments have taken place on under-utilised land (former car parks, vacant brownfield sites).

We continue to enhance engagement with schools and colleges, creating job and apprenticeship opportunities and taking part in local charity fundraising events.

In 2019, Slough Urban Renewal reached the milestone of more than 6,000 interactions with local pupils and set up the Slough community rough sleepers’ winter appeal. The Hub West Scotland team working on the Stobhill Mental Health Unit donated materials, tools and two site cabins to the local community.

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The Curve is Slough’s iconic library and cultural centre, right in the heart of the town

 

The Curve also houses a café, the Slough Museum, a performance venue, community learning spaces, computer suites, exhibition space and the Registry Office, including a purpose-built wedding room. The Curve is open and fully accessible for everyone with public Wi-Fi throughout.

 

The Curve is an exciting development and was integral to the borough’s ongoing regeneration. It was the first major project delivered by Slough Urban Renewal. With its unique three-dimensional curved form, this £22 million, 4,500m² space opened to the public in 2016.  

All the statistics below were published one year after opening to reflect the activity in that period and to demonstrate the success of the new facility.

Unique community development
in the heart of Slough

Visits
per year (a 69% increase on the old library)

New library members
in the first year

Books issued
in the first week of operation, compared to 11,000 for the final month of operation in the old library

Increase
In new borrowers aged 0-14

Marriages hosted
and 931 new registered citizens and 4087 registered births 

Unique community development
in the heart of Slough

Visits
per year (a 69% increase on the old library)

New library members
in the first year

Books issued
in the first week of operation, compared to 11,000 for the final month of operation in the old library

Increase
In new borrowers aged 0-14

Marriages hosted
and 931 new registered citizens and 4087 registered births 

Essex Extra care projects deliver new lives and added security to local residents

 

A great example of partnership working with Essex County Council and One Housing Group, a leading registered provider of housing, care and support.

By working closely with both public and private sector stakeholder partners we were able to deliver apartments that enable older people to continue to live independent lives with the added security of care and support.

Rosebank Park, Harwich and Beaumont House, Walton on the Naze, Essex

two high quality extra care projects that enable residents of both local communities to enjoy significantly improved lives in modern, safe and supportive environments. two high quality extra care projects that enable residents of both local communities to enjoy significantly improved lives in modern, safe and supportive environments. 


Almost 12,000 square metres of extra care facilities housing a range of health and social welfare services for local people.

The 2 facilities provide 118 apartments with 93 one bed and 25 two bed stylish and self-contained apartments each set over three floors.

  • Both projects have delivered significant benefits to its residents including; 
  • Purpose built accommodation
  • Families know loved ones live in affordable long term high-quality housing
  • Residents care is adapted to changing care needs
  • Carers benefit as more of their time is spent with individuals rather than travelling from site to site
  • Improved quality of life and peace of mind
  • A feeling of safety and security
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Essex has an ageing population and it is important the infrastructure is in place to meet people’s changing needs. We are committed to helping residents maintain their independence and facilities such as this play a vital role in ensuring we can continue to do that.

Cllr Malcolm Maddocks

Essex County Council’s Deputy Cabinet Member for Adults and Children

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Living in a high-quality environment can make a huge difference to older people and their families. Season homes are all about creating a great quality of life in stylish yet affordable places that people are proud to call home. We think these apartments will offer some of the best facilities for older people and enable them to live independently with the security of our award-winning care and support service.

Kevin Beirne

Group Director of Housing Care and Support at One Housing