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Social Value & Community Regeneration

Pulse provides a range of services for business and industry sector partners, including support for construction companies in achieving their social value, employment support, and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) commitments. Our services include:

  • Helping to bid for contracts and develop Social Value projects and targets
  • Cost benefit analysis and Social Return on Investment (SROI) calculations
  • Developing Employment and Skills programmes
  • Undertaking community engagement activities
  • Supporting the development of community regeneration projects

Case Studies

Redrock Development, Employment & Skills Plan
Pulse provided Employment and Skills Plan Support for Wates Construction North West for their Redrock development in Stockport working with Stockport Council. Support areas were defined through discussions with the project team in the bidding phase, interview, and initial meetings. Our support included developing a method statement during pre-construction, and an engagement plan including consultation with Stockport Council to develop employment targets, undertake community consultation, and plan a Meet the Buyer Day. We also undertook engagement through the local supply chain for apprenticeships and with Stockport College and Job Centre Plus.

 

As a result of our support for the Redrock Scheme, Pulse was awarded with the GM Social Value Award which formally recognised the hard work, time and resources Pulse has provided for benefit of the wider community.

Ruthin Primary School Tender Support
Pulse has provided ongoing support for Kier Construction, including developments such as Crewe Lifestyles Centres, Southport Cultural Centre, Clatterbridge Cancer Centre, Northwich Leisure Centre, housing projects with Kier Living and support with tenders and to get onto Local Authority Frameworks. Pulse provided support for the Kier tender bid team to undertake the development of Community Benefits for its tender for the Ruthin Primary School in Glasdir development. This included close working with the team undertaking research and development with local organisations, and developing partnerships, for example with Denbighshire Voluntary Services Council to target long term unemployed, NEETs and disabled people to provide work experience placements, traineeships, and apprenticeships. Community benefits included ensuring transport for people to access opportunities and promoting apprenticeships through local supply chains. We also set targets through a Labour Forecasting Tool and arranged Meet the Buyer days at local venues.

Botany Bay Regeneration Plan, Chorley
Pulse undertook a Local Economic and Social Benefits Study for FI Real Estate’s Botany Bay development in Chorley. This included an in-depth assessment of the local social, economic and community needs that FI Real Estate Management could consider supporting as part of their ambition for Chorley. Our support included a review of Chorley Borough Council and partners priorities, research, and best practice, to develop a range of themes and local projects. These were then developed into a timeline for implementation, setting out key targets, an Employment Skills Plan including economic value projections, and working closely with the FI team to create an Employment Skills Plan Case Study which could be presented to Chorley Borough Council and local partners for support.