Contractor brings community benefits to Ayrshire

CCG has revealed the business has invested £38,000 in community projects across Ayrshire since 2018 and created a number of employment and educational opportunities.

The contractor is currently active on a number of affordable housing projects across East Ayrshire, with up to 400 homes due to be delivered by 2021, as well as a series of projects in Ayrshire with Registered Social Landlords, Ayrshire Housing and Cunninghame Housing Association.

The former Bellfield Primary School site at Tinto Avenue in Kilmarnock is the largest development under construction, with 67 affordable homes set to be completed this year. This site has seen £13,000 donated to six community groups for various projects as well as the provision of three jobs and three trade apprenticeships.

At the 34-home David Dale Avenue project in Stewarton, a £7,000 community investment fund has been set up and a further two jobs, two trade apprenticeships and two work placements will be delivered.

Peebles Street in Ayr, a project that was handed over to Ayrshire Housing earlier this summer, provided two new jobs, five work placements and curriculum support in the form of site tours and visits to CCG’s offsite manufacturing facility for Ayrshire College lecturers and students.

Lynn Stodart, group HR manager for CCG said, “Working with the communities in which we operate will always be an integral part of CCG’s ethos and we are very proud to have such a broad range of initiatives offered in partnership with our clients, academia and supply chain partners. With CCG it is never just about housing and our strategic partnership with East Ayrshire Council is a great example of collaborative working practices where we have come together not only to create high-quality, energy efficient homes but to also have a wider positive impact arising from residential development.

“This collaborative working arrangement has led to a focused approach being taken to job provision and localised access to our apprenticeship programmes whilst the use of our donations to community organisations are chosen by the people, for the people. Working with our partners, we have been able to deliver a lasting legacy for communities across Ayrshire and we look forward to continuing our work in the region for years to come.”