The project to renovate a public library saw engagement with the local community, including collaboration with the Women’s Institute and educational visits for the nearby primary school. Another highlight was the introduction of a book and toy exchange for the area. Further to this, small and medium businesses benefited financially from the scheme.
On this project ISG made a donation to the local branch of the WI who assisted with the clean up once work had completed. This made members of the local community a significant part of the scheme to provide a popular public building.
Another part of community involvement came from the site manager’s engagement with the primary school opposite the library. This opportunity was taken to teach the children about construction. Pupils were invited to see the stripped building before refurbishment work began then revisited to look at the finished product.
The project also profited smaller companies through their employment on the scheme. Exceptionally, micro businesses, with ten or fewer employees, accounted for a quarter of the total value of packages. Overall SMEs made up 85% of the total value of the scheme.