Charity of Year

Charity of Year

Project team proud to leave a lasting legacy

We have recently completed construction of a scheme in Port Talbot for Coastal Housing. The block of 46 apartments have all now been let and a supermarket is due to move into the commercial premises on the ground floor in May.

Coastal Housing’s focus on their ‘Social Responsibility’ and in developing and leaving a lasting legacy in the areas in which they operate was a prime consideration on the project. As Principal Contractor it was important for our team to fully understand the ‘Targeted Recruitment and Training’ initiative championed by Clare Watkins head of Supply Chain Development and TR&T at Coastal to maximise the opportunities available for working in partnership with the client.

Through providing a permanent position for a management trainee based on the scheme, providing four work placements for college students and by encouraging apprentice training through our supply chain, Jehu are proud of the long term benefits resulting from the scheme at Customs House.

Our site team worked with Central Junior School to landscape the gardens and built a large new seating area and planters for the pupils which will enable them to grow vegetables and native plants as part of their work for the Eco Club

Clare Watkins said: “This project is very much a part of our Social Inclusion Policy, where we aim to give something back to the communities in which we work. It is really important for us to be a good neighbour and make a positive contribution where we can.”

The hard work of the team has reaped rewards on the scheme and as well as receiving plaudits from the development team at Coastal for the ‘quality of finished product’ and the ‘non-adversarial approach to the building contract’ the scheme was recently awarded the ‘Best Social New Housing Development’ in the Neath and Port Talbot Local Authority Building Excellence Awards 2014 and has now been put forward to represent the NPT area in the National Awards to be held later this year.

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