Wolverhampton Train Station
Wolverhampton, West Midlands
Following appointment through mini competition, an integrated project team has worked to secure a local supply chain and programme the delivery of the Wolverhampton Interchange.
Wolverhampton Interchange will stimulate commercial investment through improving the ability of people in Wolverhampton and the wider region to better connect with the places in which they work, do business, shop and relax. Together with a wider master plan this project will upgrade bus, rail and tram facilities and connectivity, create new office, leisure and retail opportunities plus a new canal quarter featuring hotel, restaurant and shopping development.
As part of our commitment to Wolverhampton we have been meeting and talking to Transforming Communities Together, a National Christian organisation who in conjunction with the Wolverhampton Council support all faiths and religions. Their aim is to be a resource for anyone who is wanting to make a difference in their community. Linking and networking people and groups, supporting existing work and catalysing new social action.
Homelessness is a major problem in Wolverhampton and there are many opportunities for Galliford Try to support a number of charitable partners in conjunction with Transforming Communities Together. We aim to engage with the following initiatives:
• The Church at Broad Street which provides a bed for the night for homeless people.
• Good Shepherd Ministry which feed around 300 people every day.
We will also look to engage with Wolverhampton neighbourhood policing teams, who as part of the Transforming Communities Together programme are committed to increasing awareness of Modern Slavery.
A Community Benefits Plan has been developed including a wide range of education, employment and supply chain activity. This includes the following targets:
• 9 education activities
• 203 apprentice weeks
• 9 community activities
• 8 employment activities
• 8 work placements
• 29 training weeks
• 100% payments within 45 days
• 50% or more local labour – from sub region
• 95-100% waste diverted from landfill