Developers are in a privileged position to drive the sustainability agenda and our projects can have a major positive impact on local communities – Prospect GB takes its responsibilities very seriously in this respect. The company has a committed structured approach to developing our workforce, engaging with communities and reducing our environmental impact.
Prospect GB is committed to the professional development, engagement and wellbeing of our own workforce, but we also reach out beyond our own staff with training and learning initiatives for the workforce of the future. We work closely with Liverpool John Moores University, supporting their World of Work programme to provide students with the skills, knowledge and competencies that will be invaluable to graduates and their future employees. We also invest in apprentices and require our subcontractors to commit to providing opportunities for the young and unemployed.
Ensuring that we employ local labour is a big item on the agenda for Prospect GB. On each site we target a minimum of 40% of our workforce to be from the local area. We actively seek local labour through our Meet the Buyer events which enable Prospect GB to meet representatives from smaller local companies who could then be considered as suppliers or subcontractors on a local build
We also try to involve local residents from the very beginning of a development’s timeline. By holding consultation events, attending residents groups, offering a dedicated liaison officer and producing regular newsletters for each site, we engage with hundreds of individuals before a single brick has been laid. Prospect GB are registered with Considerate Constructors Scheme, a national initiative set up by the construction industry to improve its image, and our dedicated engagement team works hard to maximise opportunities to engage with communities, including nearby schools and colleges.
Recording and minimising waste produced on our construction sites has always been important to Prospect GB. Not only does minimising waste reduce costs, but it also helps towards a cleaner environment. We set clear targets for the use of recycled material across all our sites and work hard to ensure as much waste as possible is turned into energy, with a minimal amount being sent to landfill.
If you’d like to know more about our environmental and community commitments, please download our most recent Sustainability Report.
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Children in Dovecot have put the finishing touches to a housing development built by Prospect (GB) Ltd, situated on the site of their former school. Prospect (GB) Ltd organised for Pupils from Blueberry Park School to work with local artist Nicola Taggart to produce … Continue reading
Prospect (GB) Ltd are committed to supporting the local communities in which we operate and we encourage our workforce to do the same. Recently we were approached by a Pauline from the Dovecot Neighbourhood Council, to see if we could help a community mosaics … Continue reading
Prospect (GB) Ltd is registered with the Considerate Constructors Scheme, a national initiative set up by the construction industry to improve its’ image. Construction sites and companies that register with the Scheme are monitored against a Code of Considerate Practice, designed to encourage best practice … Continue reading
“Welcome to our new Community News page. This is where you can find regular updates on Prospect GB’s wide-ranging community engagements, encompassing everything from apprenticeships and training placements to school visits, consultation events and waste management initiatives. If you’d like to … Continue reading