SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES Sustainability Report 15 Case study: Riverbank View (Charlestown, Salford) Charlestown is a Keepmoat development on a brownfield site in the centre of Salford. In collaboration with Salford City Council, we’re helping to regenerate the area; and providing training, job opportunities and an improved environment. Starting in 2016, this site exemplifies our longstanding competence in the integration of sustainability into our partnership offering and how it supports our business success. This approach differentiates us from a traditional housebuilder and helps to ensure we address the biggest societal and environmental issues facing us. Working in partnership with Salford City Council and Inspiring Communities Together, we’re helping to regenerate the area; providing training, jobs and an improved environment. This resulted in the development winning the 2018 Social Value UK award for its work with young people not in employment education or training (NEETs). Social impact 42 apprentices through the build partnership 78% local labour 177 weeks of work experience and 2,800 under- 25s engaged in social and economic activities 240 participants attending training, obtaining 460 qualifications and industry certifications 497 children supported with holiday hunger Number of local shops increased 3 fold. Partner endorsement (Salford City Council) “Keepmoat Homes are a stand out construction employer for their range of employment and training programmes with outstanding outcomes all delivered with a deep understanding of effective partnership working and a real passion for helping some of those people who need the help the most. Fantastic!” Placemaking 15 hectare brownfield development of 425 homes, located in a regeneration area, 13% (2 hectares) green space and play areas s106 and affordable housing 25% (85 homes) affordable housing Status Commenced on site in 2016. Environmental impact Sand martin nesting colony created on the river bank Shortlisted for the BIG Biodiversity Award for our horticultural project working with young people not in employment education or training. 99% of waste diverted from landfill.
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