PARTNER: Waverley Borough Council
This scheme is a regeneration of a council estate owned by Waverley Borough Council. The site forms part of a wider re-development that Thakeham Partnerships is working on with this partner.
Comprising of houses that were no longer deemed fit for purpose, the regeneration of this part of the site delivered 37 new homes that made a real difference in helping the client meet its housing needs. We are also pleased to see that a number of the decanted residents returned to the new homes.
One of Thakeham’s greatest achievements on site at Ockford Ridge, is the relationship built with the local community. We appointed a site dedicated Resident Liason Officer to manage communications with the community.
Along with the RLO, the Partnerships team really focussed on the broader social impact of the site and carefully considered our subcontractor and community needs.
For example, we provided breakfasts to our workers free of charge once a week. The breakfasts were procured from a local church community centre, providing them with an essential revenue stream to continue their community work and our site staff with a weekly morale boost.
The breakfasts were sourced with our staff beliefs in mind, with separate catering provided for our Muslim team members to meet their needs.
We strive to listen to and respect the communities in which we build. For our efforts with the community at Ockford Ridge, this site received the maximum score possible from the Considerate Constructors Scheme Inspectors.
“Comprehensive engagement continues to occur with the community… Thakeham has covered every aspect with exceptional effect.” – Considerate Constructors Scheme
Following the success of the first phase, Thakeham is proud to have been awarded the second phase of this regeneration project. Andrew Smith, Head of Strategic Housing Delivery and Communities at Waverley Borough Council said of Thakeham:
“We are thrilled with the high quality of the build by Thakeham and are pleased to be working with them again to deliver the new homes on Site B.”
CONTRACT VALUE: £6.7M