Edward Street Quarter is implementing over £9 million of benefits to the city in its first year of construction, despite COVID-19 challenges.

Since work began on site in November 2019, we have worked closely alongside our customer First Base and Patron Capital to deliver an ongoing social value action plan. Our focus has been on local employment and training, including voluntary support services to the unemployed such as CV advice and mock-up interviews.

Earlier in the year, we held a construction skills certification event for disadvantaged youths, providing them with a unique opportunity to develop the skills, confidence and credentials needed to success in a career in the construction industry.

In addition, we have targeted local businesses to partner with through our supply chain, ensuring the scheme benefits the local economy and adds significant value to the wider community.