Leaving a community legacy at London Bridge station
Being on site for several years during the London Bridge Station Redevelopment gave the project a wonderful opportunity to develop long term meaningful relationships with the local community to leave a real lasting legacy. To do this, the project identified and understood the community’s needs from the very outset. The redevelopment took place in an a busy urban environment with many neighbours in an area of high unemployment and in a place that lacked of green spaces – this gave the project clear needs to focus on and these were then structured around three distinct programmes:
- Community engagement
- School and college outreach
- Local supply chain opportunities.
To demonstrate its commitment to these the project employed a full time dedicated Community Relations Manager and a Projects Skills Coordinator to lead these and to provide a dedicated interface.
Our community engagement agenda was also supported from the very top of the organisation which set social responsibility as a core value that led a project team who actively sought and engaged with the community at all levels at all times.