Rejuvenating the Local Community

Sites should always be mindful of situations in their local community and take appropriate steps to mitigate any issues that are raised by local residents. A construction project has the potential to leave lasting legacy by supporting the local community.

See the examples below for how one site addressed this:

  • Local residents complained to the community liaison officer regarding a nearby derelict petrol station which had become a venue for anti-social behaviour including drinking and drug use.
  • The station was on land owned by Transport for London (TfL) and on behalf of local residents, the site put pressure on TfL, the local Borough council and the Metropolitan Police to address the problem.
  • The site became part of the White City Place project, and the site worked with local designers to turn the building into a piece of immersive art entitled ‘Hereafter’.
  • The restored forecourt will be used by the public and local businesses by hosting farmers’ markets and other stalls.

This example demonstrates how sites can go above and beyond by becoming champions of their local community and leave a legacy of improvement.

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Monitor report. Mace. London. July 2017.

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