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SCF Shortlisted – Constructing Excellence SECBE Awards

The Southern Construction Framework (SCF) team are delighted to have been shortlisted for the ‘People Development’ category at the Constructing Excellence SECBE awards. These awards are an opportunity to recognise the very best companies, collaborations and projects sharing best practice to drive positive change in the industry.

A key part of SCF’s success in delivering over £6.6bn of projects, is the emphasis it places on people development. To date, nearly 200 projects have been awarded through the framework for 86 public authorities, facilitating opportunities to nearly 300 apprentices, with over a third now permanently employed in the industry. The Framework has also focused on mental health issues, taking part in campaigns such as World Mental Health Day and Time to Talk. SCF also organised a charity cycle ride which raised over £6,000 for the Lighthouse Club charity who provide financial and emotional support to the construction industry. 

SCF is a partnership between Hampshire County Council and Devon County Council. The framework connects public sector organisations in the South, with suitable building contractors to fulfil their construction requirements. The team combine their strengths and experiences to offer end to end support and provide framework users with the best possible procurement experience.

Collectively, SCF contractors’ debate, shared experience and expertise, innovate and deliver to the benefit of client, contractor, environment and community, which has recently helped the framework win the ‘Value Award’ at the Constructing Excellence South West Awards.

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Morgan Sindall Jobs Fair

Hackney Britannia Leisure Centre area and School site team organise and attend local jobs fair

Morgan Sindall have been appointed to regenerate the Britannia Leisure Centre are of Hackney adjacent to Shoreditch Park. The project consists of the creation of a new mixed-use leisure centre, whilst the existing facility remains in use and the new Shoreditch Park Academy, a new 1,100-place, 6FE secondary school. The existing leisure centre will be demolished once the new facility is opened. The site team on the project, in partnership with the Shoreditch Trust and Hackney Works Team, organised and attended a free jobs fair on Friday 8th November 2019. The jobs fair was advertised locally and on social media, and was opened by Cllr Williams. Over 100 local people registered and attended the free event, with representatives from 12 organisations in attendance:

• Morgan Sindall Construction
• Shoreditch Trust
• Hackney Works
• GLL
• Waterhouse Restaurant
• Metropolitan Police
• New City College
• K10 shared apprentice scheme
• J Brennan shared apprentice scheme
• Evolve shared apprentice scheme
• O’Neill and Brennan
• Koru Kids

The event was very successful, and there is now a roster of local people who will be carrying out work experience on the project. There were also local people who were offered jobs on the day by Morgan Sindall’s construction partners O’Neill and Brennan, and can confirm that one resident began work the next day to give him the experience that was needed to improve his CV.

“I just wanted to say a huge thank you to all of you for hosting stands [at the jobs fair]. Over 100 delegates attended, and there’s been some great feedback from the day”

Cat Whitehouse – Community Manager.

For more information visit the project website: http://www.hackneybritanniaproject.co.uk/

November 2019

 

Impacts of construction inflation

There are an ever-growing number of factors that influence the cost of a construction project, which coupled with the reactive and volatile labour market have the potential to make early project cost estimates unreliable and can have serious impact on securing appropriate funding and hampers clients ability to make informed decisions.

 

SCF KPI Review v. National Average 2018

Predictability of the preconstruction, design period. 90% of the preconstruction phases of projects on the SCF are completed on, or within, the programmed period. This compares to just 59% across the industry.

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Morgan Sindall collaboratively work with BuildForce to secure four work experience placements and one permanent position

We have taken on seven work experience placements so far during our build at Okehampton Primary School, including three from The Royal Marines Charity, one from the Breakthrough Transformation Trust and three from BuildForce.

The Royal Marines Charity supports wounded personnel transitioning from the military into a new meaningful career, and focus on providing placements for those seeking construction experience.

BuildForce aims to inspire and enable service leavers and veterans to pursue careers in construction. BuildForce provides 1-2-1 mentoring that guides you through the entire process, from learning about the huge range of opportunities in the construction sector to training and securing employment.

 

Morgan Sindall secure seven work experience placements at Okehampton Primary School

We have taken on seven work experience placements so far during our build at Okehampton Primary School, including three from The Royal Marines Charity, one from the Breakthrough Transformation Trust and three from BuildForce.

The Royal Marines Charity supports wounded personnel transitioning from the military into a new meaningful career, and focus on providing placements for those seeking construction experience.

BuildForce aims to inspire and enable service leavers and veterans to pursue careers in construction. BuildForce provides 1-2-1 mentoring that guides you through the entire process, from learning about the huge range of opportunities in the construction sector to training and securing employment.