Supporting Local Social Enterprises

Across the Greenock Health Centre project, the team have engaged local social enterprise – In Works. Working with subcontractor Advance Construction, they provided Hard Landscaping work experience opportunities for two candidates supported by In Works. The candidate’s previous experience was in Soft Landscaping and so this provided an excellent opportunity for them to gain new skills and experience a live construction project.

The project team continued to engage In Works and arranged for the donation and transportation of an older portacabin for reuse at the In Works site but unfortunately they were unable to take and keep the cabin. Due to coronavirus, the project team required more space for staff use and to implement safe social distancing and so they engaged In Works and made use of their hall and community space.

The M&E contractor used the space as their base and in return BAM donated materials and helped to create an outdoor seating area, purchasing tables and chairs for future use. A full time cleaning position was supported throughout and the space and surrounding areas were cleaned on a regular basis. This engagement also led to increase spend and support in the In Works’ cafe with the workforce using it for food and drinks throughout their working days.

Overall the engagement has been great and both the BAM project team, wider workforce and In Works have been able to support each other during the construction phase.

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