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Morgan Sindall Construction supports Northern Home Counties communities during Neighbourhood Week


Morgan Sindall Construction’s Northern Home Counties team has collaborated with their supply chain to support community organisations across the region during the company’s Neighbourhood Week.

The annual community initiative sees teams across the region support their communities by lending a helping hand and donating their time and skills to projects which will enrich and improve their local areas.

82 volunteers from project teams and their supply chains across the region have dedicated 1,190 hours so far to community tasks, including projects from a special education needs garden makeover at Gilbert Inglefield School in Leighton Buzzard, to redecorating the Highcrest Adult Learning Centre at Amersham School.

In Welwyn Garden City, Morgan Sindall Construction’s office team, alongside subcontractors Images Decorating Services and Panoramic Landscape Contractors, helped freshen up Aberford Community Centre. The company also helped give the centre’s garden a makeover, providing those who use it with a nice area to meet in whilst maintaining social distancing.

Aberford Community Centre, managed by local organisation Communities 1st, sits at the heart of the local community and acts as a volunteer and community hub in Borehamwood, providing residents with social clubs, children’s activities and fitness classes.
In Bedfordshire, the team from Morgan Sindall Construction’s Goldington Academy project gave their time redecorating, landscaping and fixing elements of Sandy fire station. The company also added new furniture to the community room and toilet area, and made improvements to the communal garden area.

Volunteers from the team working on Hujjat Primary School redecorated the internal communal areas at the Peace Hospice in Watford, granting a much-needed refresh for its residents and visitors.
David Rowsell, area director at Morgan Sindall Construction, said: “We are incredibly proud to be able to participate in Neighbourhood Week, which acts as a positive opportunity for our teams and project partners to give back to the communities at the heart of where we work.

“It is important, perhaps now more than ever, that Morgan Sindall Construction strives to ensure its work leaves a positive lasting legacy, not only through first-class project delivery, but also in supporting the communities that sit at the heart of its schemes.

“The company has a number of initiatives to guarantee that real social value is delivered across the communities where we work, especially through the challenging period of global economic and social uncertainty currently felt by all levels of society.

“It is great seeing volunteers from across the region, alongside the close support of our supply chain, spending their time with incredibly worthy organisations to provide a helping hand where needed.

“The eight charities and organisations we have helped in the Northern Home Counties over Neighbourhood Week work so hard to enrich the lives of the people in their local areas, and it is especially important that during this difficult time we support them as much as possible.”

Helen Ives-Rose, office services manager at Communities 1st, said: “This project has created a lovely entrance area to our community centre and it is something which we could not have achieved on our own. Morgan Sindall Construction and their contractors have been fantastic in organising this, it is a complete transformation. We are very grateful to all involved.”