Our social value journey – more than just a building

It has been a long journey for West Hull Health Hub to come to fruition, with many years of talks, plans and options considered along the way.

But Citycare’s Construction Partners Sewell Construction haven’t just built and delivered a first-class facility – they’ve taken social value into consideration every step of the way.

From linking up with schools and organising health and wellbeing initiatives, to considering the environment and taking local residents on the construction journey with them, the community and wellbeing of the wider team has been at the heart of the project since the first spade was placed in the ground.

As part of their social value activities, the team:

• Took a JCB to nearby Wheeler Primary School to tell them more about the project as part of their curriculum

• Invited neighbours, school children and patients for site visits during the build

• Organised general health, wellbeing and mental health talks for the team and local residents

• Upskilled the on-site team and offered apprenticeship and paid work experience opportunities

• Employed local labour and ensured for every £1 spent, £3.57 was pumped back into the local economy