Adding Social Value

A high percentage of our work is undertaken with public bodies and the implementation of the Public Service (Social Value) Act 2012 for us brought about the need to consider the collective benefit to a community of delivering a scheme. In alignment with our Corporate Social Responsibility Policy, we no longer just consider the cost but also the social value of the projects we undertake.

By employing local labour and sub-contractors during the construction phase of a project we can make valuable social and economic contributions to our clients’ local areas whilst reducing carbon footprint.

As part of our commitment to encourage young people into construction and also to take an active interest in their communities, we also arrange to visit local schools and for pupils and staff to visit our construction sites. Engaging with the community in this way not only raises their awareness of the dangers of construction sites and associated activities such as deliveries of materials but also creates interest in future career paths.

On larger schemes we will also look to engage with the community through sponsorship or donations to events or facilities that will make a difference to the neighbourhood.

Making a positive contribution

We strongly believe in corporate citizenship and responsibility – truly sustainable businesses are always closely involved with their communities; from engaging with schools to encourage safety on and around construction sites, to providing apprenticeships and vital first career steps for school leavers, to supporting local charities and sporting excellence.

Community Involvement 

Middlesex County Cricket Club

Ark Build have been proud sponsors of Middlesex County Cricket Club since the 2011 season.

During this period we have built a tremendous relationship with the club and regularly attend matches at Lords and other fundraising events.

Nicolas Hamilton

Ark Build’s association with Nicolas began in 2012 when we sponsored him in the Renault Clio Cup and continued through his European Touring Car Cup campaign in 2013 and onto the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) during the summer of 2015.

Nicolas, who lives with the neurological condition of Cerebral Palsy is the first disabled competitor to participate in the BTCC and is an inspiration to us all here at Ark Build. We chose to sponsor him because his determination encourages us all to strive for our own personal goals whatever the obstacles may seem and to face each working day and any challenges it may present, positively.

Brentwood Youth Amateur Boxing Club

This community based Club has grown from 20 to 150 members over the last 8 years and now sees 300 individuals use its facilities each week.

Ark Build are proud to sponsor a Youth Club which offers its members a facility not only to learn the art of boxing but also discipline and respect for others.

Wanstead & Snaresbrook Cricket Club

Ark Build sponsored Wanstead & Snaresbrook Cricket Club’s first overseas tour to Jamaica with the objective of supporting the Courtney Walsh Foundation whose mission is to meaningfully change troubled young Jamaicans’ lives through cricket.

The Jamaican cricket legend, Courtney Walsh, personally helped organise the tour which not only included playing cricket matches but also involved exploring the natural beauty of the Caribbean Island.