To your Scape national major works annual review 2014/15
"Achievements, successes and challenges across Scape’s Major Works Framework – an outline of the work and activities of Willmott Dixon, Scape, clients and partners over the last year."
CELEBRATING SUCCESS 2014/15
£2.27m invested in 2014…
We have the ambition and scale to be able to create a lasting positive impact on society and in the local communities in which we work. The past 12 months have again seen our people and supply chain partners continue to make a fantastic contribution in support of this ambition.
This Review provides a taste of some of these activities, many of which are focussed on the areas of youth unemployment and inspiring young people, community transformation, and tackling social exclusion; areas where we know we can make the most telling impact because they are incredibly important issues for us corporately and individually.
In 2014, the value of our social investment as measured by our Foundation was £2.27m, with 85% of that value coming from the time our employees contributed. I am very proud that two-thirds of all our employees have been involved in community and charity work in 2014, far higher than the national average.
£1.2m invested in mi|project
Willmott Dixon prides itself on providing capital projects for our clients and partners that are both efficient and effective whilst at the same time achieving the essential benchmarks of both value for money and quality. In an industry where it has been all too easy to promise but not deliver we have sought to provide transparency of performance. With transparency comes accountability and we are confident to demonstrate both.
To achieve this Willmott Dixon has developed a web-based, performance and project management portal called mi|project that is being used daily on all Scape projects. mi|project provides live and accessible data which is measured against industry benchmarks using robust, refined protocols and procedures.
During the last year mi|project has been accessed on over 250 Scape projects by over 1000 users across Scape, client bodies, partners and Willmott Dixon.
Accurate, timely performance monitoring creates the chance for early resolution of problems, improvement of process and the capability of identifying and sharing best practice.
We are explicitly aware of the financial and resource challenges that our public sector partners face as a result of a further cut of £20 billion in departmental spending in the summer Budget. Finding new ways to provide options for our Scape customers to save time and money on their much needed capital projects remains an obsession for our people and is one the main reasons that Scapes Major Works frameworks exist.
One way we are adding new innovation, alongside our specialist Construction, Housing and Interiors companies, is by thinking strategically about how we can leverage greater value for public assets through Scape. We can achieve this by creating cross funding solutions in joint-venture developments between public sector clients and our development business Regen, which delivers homes for sale via Prime Place and private rent homes for via our Be:here business.
An early example of this will be the creation of a state of the art income generative leisure centre for Westminster City Council, in the heart of a community in West London through the redevelopment of two existing leisure facilities which both currently operate at a deficit. Such activity will create opportunities to help public sector colleagues achieve their strategic and asset plans with no development risk and no cost to the tax payer.
Another innovation building considerable momentum is the range of pre-designed schools that we have created under the brand name Sunesis, in formal joint-venture with Scape. Together we have delivered nearly 9,000 pupil places and 25 schools though Sunesis for clients such as Doncaster MBC.
30% reduction in CO2
I am delighted to be able to confirm that we have beaten our carbon emissions target! Back in 2010 we launched a challenging target to reduce our carbon emissions intensity by 15% per £1m of turnover by the end of 2014. Whilst our emissions rose initially, concerted efforts from people right across the Group have enabled us to achieve a 30% reduction.
Our success means we are now being much more efficient and as a result more sustainable; creating far less emissions whilst saving cost business wide – between 2013 and 2014 we reduced our energy and fuel spend by over £1million alone.Being a responsible business underpins everything we do; since 2012 we have been carbon neutral and were the only company in our industry sector to receive a Queen's Award for Enterprise in Sustainable Development in 2014.
Being a responsible business underpins everything we do; since 2012 we have been carbon neutral and were the only company in our industry sector to receive a Queen's Award for Enterprise in Sustainable Development in 2014.
since 2010 has resulted in…
… being invested in local communities on Scape projects
Apprentice training weeks supported
Work experience training weeks supported
ALL our projects have been delivered on time and on budget since 2006. That’s over 49,000 hard days work on site, the equivalent to 188 years!
Average saving of £170k/£1m
97.30% of waste was diverted from landfill; all spoil was retained on site to re-grade an existing football pitch for the school and community.
All of the old cladding which could be reused was recycled to the adjacent building owner to enable them to improve their facility.
The project team supported with the creation of wildlife areas including bug hotels by using excess and recycled materials.
A secret garden was created with recycled materials in the woodlands providing additional teaching environments.
The project team and students collected 1,500 2 litre plastic bottles, and combined with recycled construction materials, built a plastic bottle green house.
The project team donated excess materials to Forest Hall School to support the build of their eco garden.
Head of National Frameworks
Scape System Build Ltd
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