McAlpine delivers £17m of social value on Battersea project

Battersea social value
Battersea Power Station at night during construction work (Image: Dreamstime)

Sir Robert McAlpine says it has delivered nearly £17m of social value during the lifetime of the Battersea Power Station project.

Social value generated by the Battersea Phase 3A team included £2.4m apprenticeships, £2m education support, £8m employment and skills, £4m job creation.

McAlpine says value was also added through collaborations with its contractors to provide 80 community and employment events, fundraising, volunteering and pro-bono work.

These collaborations included Lucas interiors painting the Devas Centre dance studio, and the 3A team raising £400 to fix the centre’s rooftop basketball hoops.

At the Doddington Roof Garden, McApine Design Group, HSS Hire and Clipfine removed old benches. Blu-3, meanwhile, built a shelter for the after school gardening clubs.

Other projects included clearing a condemned school playground at Sacred Heart and St Mary’s schools to create a new play area; volunteering for clean-ups of the Rose Community Centre; and renovating the community toilets at the Elays Centre.

The team helped organise ‘Sport in the Park’ and quiz night events, which raised £4,000 to support the annual local Summer in the Park festival.

The team more recently launched a food bank drive, which brought praise from the Considerate Constructors Scheme.

They worked with colleagues and local trade and together donated more than 230 food parcels to the Vauxhall Foodbank. Clipfine organised large deliveries to site and J Coffey regularly dropped donations to collection points.

They are now supporting Wandsworth Foodbank.

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  1. Great effort. The future face of construction is here!

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