Sharing the positive impact that construction work has on the community

At Galliford Try Building – London & South East Commercial, we aspire to make a positive impact within the communities in which we work by contributing economically, environmentally and socially, and ultimately try to leave an area in a better position than when we arrived.

As well as carrying-out our CSR work, it’s equally important to showcase to the local community the positive impact that we’re making – news that can sometimes be lost by a preconceived opinion of the works that are being carried-out, or industry perception in general.

Galliford Try is a fairly new contractor to many living on the south coast, so therefore we felt it extremely important on our Capital House, East Street project in Southampton to share some of our key project facts with our neighbours. These facts don’t focus on the building itself, but the scheme’s overall social value contributions. This draws the community’s focus to areas such as high levels of local employment, our significant student engagement numbers, recycling figures, and many other areas that perhaps may be under-estimated when purely walking past the development.

The simple, picture-led design also allows for most people to get a better understanding of the positive work that we are carrying-out, as the language does not require any technical construction knowledge to appreciate.

This factsheet is then updated on a bi-monthly basis for display on external noticeboards, and provides the community with an understanding of the positive impact being made by Galliford Try.

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