As part of our Social Value offering, the site team at St Agnes, Oval have been delighted to support the Kennington Youth Project which is adjacent to the site.
Since starting work on the project in August 2018, the AMCM Site Manager, appointed Resident Liaison Officer and Considerate Constructors Champion have worked together with the KYP in several ways. This has included assisting with DIY and minor maintenance works within the youth centre and donating items such as soaps, hand towels and tea and coffee supplies. We have also donated equipment required at the center and in support of a donation made by the client, London and Quadrant, arranged an event to mark the delivery of the funds. We hope to continue our social value offerings here through to the completion of the project in April 2020 with an aim of leaving a positive legacy beyond completion.
Becki Sinclair, CCS Champion explains: “We are always keen to reach out to the communities in which we work, and we really want to try and make our presence a positive one for all!”
The CCS scheme has introduced a nationwide graffiti competition which Becki has taken and adapted for the St Agnes scheme, commenting: “I really wanted to encourage the young people surrounding the site to get involved, so we are running our own AMCM ‘mini competition’ so someone in the local area will win!”
In addition to the work we are doing with KYP, AMCM Group has also donated unused materials such as pallets and bricks to local allotments which are gratefully accepted and transformed into raised beds for planting. Quite apt, perhaps, considering St Agnes is the patron saint of gardeners!