Kitson Keen, Director of Development at Home Group, said: “Delivering social value within procurement and project management across many sectors has improved significantly over recent years.
“A major part of the One Strawberry Lane development was to ensure we provided the best possible social value return. Our focus on this has led to us to achieve this remarkable result and it is credit to my colleagues, and our partners Ask and Bam Construction.
“We have now created a yardstick for ourselves, and it is challenging one, but one we are fully committed to working towards.”
John Hughes, managing director of Ask Real Estate added:
“As Home Group’s chosen development partner we were keen to support their aspiration to deliver change for the local community from the very outset of the project. It has been fantastic to see such a wide number of local community groups benefit from, not only cash contributions, but from the expert help of our professional team and BAM’s skilled tradespeople. It really has set the benchmark for future projects of this kind.”