Patricia Hollis House, part of our exciting new development at Canary Quay, Norwich, has been shortlisted for the 2020 RICS Social Impact Awards.
The awards, organised by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, recognise the positive and transformational contribution of the built environment to society.
With 100% social rent tenants, Patricia Hollis House has had an immediate positive social impact in Norwich by providing much-needed social housing.
During the construction of this phase of Canary Quay, builders RG Carter worked with Broadland to support local businesses through the supply chain, boosting local skills and employment and maximising social value. Over 75% of the workforce was based locally. This collaborative approach also reduced the environmental impact of the build. The project was a major source of employment in the Norwich area, with an average of approximately 100 people on site per week.
RG Carter also held an open day at Canary Quay for existing Broadland tenants to highlight the skills and training opportunities available on the project, including apprenticeships and opportunities through it own in-house training academy. RG Carter interviewed several candidates and subsequently employed one of the applicants at a sister company. RG Carter also hosted regular site visits for construction students at City College Norwich.
Broadland wants to create thriving neighbourhoods and communities, which will further increase our social impact. We offer tenants multiple ways to engage with us to improve our homes and services, including the Tenant Action Group (TAG), Good Neighbour Awards and the Digital Panel.