Making a positive difference in the communities we work is a vital part of our sustainability strategy. Our Community Investment Group supports our project teams in the delivery of local community engagement projects. Site Manager Dan Rush is dedicated to maintaining communications with neighbours and the surrounding community. If you have any questions, please do get in touch with Dan, who is keen to help in any way he can.
We are also a member of the Considerate Constructors Scheme, which has a Code of Considerate Practice designed to encourage best practice beyond statutory requirements.
This page provides a snapshot of activities we have been undertaking in the local community.
Bridging the skills gap!
Staff from Morgan Sindall mentored students on a recent ‘Constructionarium’ event. Held over five days at the National Construction College in Bircham Newton, the budding construction students were set the challenge to build a mini replica of London’s 30 St. Mary Axe building, more commonly known as The Gherkin.
This helped them explore the many aspects involved in managing a construction project. Within the group the team appointed a project manager, safety manager and gangs of trades including carpentry, temporary works, structural engineers and surveyors. By close of play Friday everyone was celebrating a great result, with the finished structure standing proudly.
Work experience for local youngsters
Ethan Dimaano is just one of the young people gaining work experience on our Norfolk County Council framework programme. Joining the team at Southtown Primary School, Ethan spent a week shadowing the project team learning about quality, safety, quantity surveying, planning and design management. At the end of the week Ethan said:
I’ve found Morgan Sindall a really friendly place to work, and the attention to safety is amazing. It’s definitely a lot less daunting than I imagined and I feel completely safe on site. This placement will help me look for an apprenticeship within construction and engineering, and it’s helped me figure out what I want to do with my career. Construction is definitely looking like a pretty good option now.