Fulfilling our corporate social responsibilities
We work hard to be good neighbours, and register all our projects with the Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS). Several of our past projects (as First Wessex Homes and Sentinel) have been successful in the well recognised CCS National Site Awards! We won Bronze for our Privett Road, Fareham scheme in 2014, Silver for Bellevue, Southampton in 2015, and our North Town development was praised by the CCS following its inspection in 2016.
Across Hampshire and parts of Surrey, we have partnerships in place to help develop local young people, and those who need help getting back into work. We work with Southampton City Council and local colleges to provide employment and skills training. We’ve made school visits too, to promote safety.
We’ve also teamed up with Portsmouth University to provide site experience for undergraduates, and will provide extensive training opportunities on our Aldershot regeneration scheme, in co-operation with Rushmoor Borough Council. In Fareham, we’ve helped facilitate two community days at our Broadlaw Walk development.
Our commitment to sustainability
We want to ensure our homes suit the changing needs of our customers, especially in terms of comfort, health, affordability, and ease of operation.
Being sustainable comes in a range of guises. For example, we’ve used Structural insulated Panels and a Combined Heat and Power System at our Broadlaw Walk development in Fareham. This helps our residents to be more economical with their energy – with some even telling us they’ve not had to use their heating systems over winter.
Our Sun Court project in Portsmouth uses elements of the Passivhaus technologies, while our Aldershot regeneration scheme is being built entirely to Level 4 of the Code for Sustainable Homes.