The West Gorton Partnership Plots 2, 2.1, 5 & 8


2013-MCS-runners-upThe West Gorton Partnership Plots 2, 2.1, 5 & 8
Presented to: The Site Team
Contractor: Keepmoat Ltd/GB Building Solutions Ltd
Client: Manchester City Council

This project is being carried out on four sites in West Gorton, where new homes and apartments are under construction by two contractors in partnership with Manchester City Council.

So successful was the community relations programme of this site that extensive relationships were established between the site and its neighbours, with neighbours themselves helping to enhance the reach of the programme. Energy conservation was a high site priority and this too was extended to local residents, with energy saving inductions given and 20 volunteer residents having their homes monitored for a 12 month period by an independent consultant. Energy-saving advice flyers were also produced, laminated, and distributed along with fridge magnets to further promote the topic.

Three local schools were engaged, with 30 pupils spending time with architects, quantity surveyors and site managers. Two Manchester colleges toured the site and a total of 125 apprentices were taken on. In addition, a bespoke viewing area was constructed for safe observation.

This site exuded an atmosphere of nothing but friendliness and professionalism throughout, and as a result, scored highly in every considerate area.