CR Reynolds, a contractor on the North East Lincolnshire Regeneration Partnership’s Capital Works Framework, has carried out minor resurfacing works at the Trin Centre in Cleethorpes.
This has been made possible due to North East Lincolnshire Council’s Capital Works Framework, which links contractors to groups who can benefit from their expertise and skills, encouraging them to meet their social value commitments to the borough.
All contractors on the framework carry out multi-disciplinary civil engineering works across North East Lincolnshire on behalf of North East Lincolnshire Council and ENGIE.
The contractors on the framework are encouraged to support the local community by providing their skills and knowledge to carry out works for the community or work with the community to provide educational opportunities in construction to local education providers.
The Trin Centre initially approached the council’s regeneration partner, ENGIE, asking for support to allow the centre to reopen and be able to provide safe outdoor socially distanced activities for local residents. ENGIE, through the procurement framework, was able to arrange for CR Reynolds to carry out the works, at no cost, as part of their commitment to North East Lincolnshire.
Councillor Stewart Swinburn, portfolio holder for environment and transport at North East Lincolnshire Council, said: “I’m pleased that through our Capital Works Framework, we have been able to facilitate this request free of charge to support the local community by linking our framework contractors to groups who can benefit from their expertise and skills, especially during these testing times for organisations.
“We encourage all contractors on the framework to meet their social value commitments to the borough and support our economic and community ambitions. While it is not always possible to facilitate every request, I would encourage local community groups and organisations to contact the team who can speak to the contractors on your behalf.”
Andy Cox, Chief Executive Officer at the Trin Centre, said: “Like many businesses COVID-19 has impacted our organisation. I am pleased ENGIE and CR Reynolds were able to organise and carry out this work swiftly, as part of their social value commitments, which will allow us to re-start outdoor activities for the local community much quicker.”
Andy Gaze, Joint Managing Director at CR Reynolds, said: “We’re pleased to have worked with ENGIE and the council to help make the external area at the Trin Centre a safe area so the local community can once again enjoy socially distanced gathering in the coming months.
“We endeavour to support the local community wherever we can and are glad to have made a positive difference during the COVID-10 pandemic.”
Local community groups/organisations or educational providers wishing to showcase the construction industry can contact ENGIECommunications@nelincs.gov.uk with details of the request for review. North East Lincolnshire Council and ENGIE cannot guarantee all requests which will be dependent on the contractors availability and the nature of the request.