Community Construction work can often be disruptive to local communities. Therefore, we take community engagement very seriously to ensure that local residents and interested parties are fully aware of the activities that may affect them. Our project teams work closely with the principal contractor, local communities and external stakeholders on all of our projects during pre-construction and construction stages. We actively participate in community projects, many of which have been undertaken in partnership with a principal contractor: We support Mace’s employment of young trainees through the Prince’s Trust programme, ‘Get into Construction’, this was adopted at Mace’s South Bank Tower project in Waterloo. We have subsequently continued to support the Prince’s Trust through Mace at other construction projects, and now have several Construction Apprentices working with us as a result of this very beneficial programme. KIDS Hackney Adventure Playground Project KIDS Adventure Playground is a place for disabled and non-disabled children to play together adventurously, creatively and safely on a closed access site. In September 2018 we teamed up with Mace and 102 volunteers to help rejuvenate and refresh this site. We were part of a team that cleared and tidied overgrown areas and repaired and redecorated their climbing frame and activity centre to help preserve this much loved facility. Chase Bridge Primary School Community Project In October 2017 we worked with Mace to create an outdoor learning space for Chase Bridge Primary School. As part of the works we helped form a new pond to enhance the teaching and learning of science for the children. Castlehaven Horticultural Hub, Camden We were approached by Mace to help clear out an old garden and construct a greenhouse and planters for Castlehaven Community Association (CCA). Working with CCA we developed a design for the concrete base to suit the new greenhouse and planned the works. The work was started on the 12th April 2017 when our team cleared the area of waste and existing concrete/cobbles/paving slabs. For the greenhouse we proposed the construction of two concrete slabs to allow wheelchair access and a sound footing. Our Senior Engineer set out the slabs, and our workers cleared the area, formed shutters and laid reinforcement. With the assistance of Tarmac Concrete, the slabs were cast using our trailer pump. The new Horticultural Hub opened in October 2017. Rosendale Allotments, Dulwich Depaving Between spring 2014 and summer 2015 we worked with the London Wildlife Trust and Mace to design and install a 300m² SuDS attenuation system that created 80m³ of floodwater attenuation and helped with a planting scheme that depaved an area to create 100m² of high value wildflower meadow. The project was important as the local area is at risk from surface water flooding due to the historic flow paths of the ‘lost’ River Effra. This problem is compounded by the loss of natural drainage to impermeable ground cover due to increased population density of the area.