Creating Social Value
Creating Social Value
Social Value Plan

To deliver positive social impacts, our social value for the East Leeds Orbital Route focuses on social, economic and environmental well-being. We are committed to delivering social value outcomes to create a strong, sustainable economy and help Leeds to become the best city in the UK.

Supporting local businesses and communities

Our target is a minimum of 75% local supplier and SME spend, 2% local social enterprises spend and 0.5% Spend with Female, BAME or ex-military personnel owned suppliers. We will also support local SMEs to upskill and enable them to tender for and deliver packages of work on ELOR through ‘Meet the Buyer’ events.

Providing local employment and skills opportunities

Working with Balfour Beatty, our sub-contractors and our key stakeholders such as Job Centre Plus, Prince’s Trust and local colleges, we have set targets across the third phase of ELOR. These include a minimum of 60% local labour, 26 new starters, 16 apprentices, 20 schools engaged, 100+ volunteer days, one charitable event per year and a minimum Considerate Constructors score of 45/50. We have collaborated with our sub-contractors to ensure the social value from this project supersedes previous targets.

Working with our communities

During Phase 3 of ELOR we will be working with our local communities to look at where we can add sustainable value. This will ensure the scheme leaves a lasting legacy both environmentally and through our social value contributions. We will endeavour to enhance our communities through, fundraising, skills and employment, supporting local projects, and progression in to employment.

Enhancing local environments

Through value engineering and best practice, we will reduce our carbon emissions and waste on the ELOR project. Our targets are to achieve 95% waste diverted from landfill and less than 14TCO2/£m spend through the use of sustainable produce and practices including material reuse and green site accommodation.

Measuring Success

The ELOR staff and project understand the importance of a robust social value outcome for this project. We are committed to identifying and targeting outcomes locally, from skills and employment to volunteer days we have incorporated it all during the first two phases of ELOR. The dashboard shows how we achieved over 1.1 million pounds worth of local spend and added social value.

Our Community

St Gemma’s Hospice – Leeds Tallest Abseil

On Saturday 23rd March at 4pm members of the ELOR Project Team (The Fabsailors) will be abseiling down the CLV building in Leeds City Centre.  The CLV building is one of the tallest buildings in the north of England, standing at 300 foot high.  Our team of 8 are...

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Prince’s Trust

Prince’s Trust

Balfour Beatty have a long, successful history of working with The Trust, supporting over 4000 disadvantaged young people over the last 11 years. With Balfour’s support of our Get In programme, we’ve specifically helped to develop young people’s skills in the built...

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Visitors Centre at the compound

Visitors Centre at the compound

ELOR has its own dedicated visitors centre. Here you will find plans for both Phase’s 1 & 2. Staff are on hand to answer any questions you may have about the scheme. We held our first open evening on Tuesday 18th December. We extend an invitation to Ward Members,...

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You said…

Westbound traffic blocking junction of Shadwell Lane and Ring Road, due to roadworks at junction of Harrogate Road and Ring Road. A sign is urgently needed to say “USE BOTH LANES, MERGE IN TURN”. This is causing extra traffic pollution at the Shadwell Lane junction, backing up further east along Ring Road, and also on Shadwell Lane North of the Ring Road. There are more houses here. Using both lanes until traffic goes to 1 lane nearer the ring road will move traffic to an area where there are trees rather than housing and will also stop the risk of the Shadwell lane junction being blocked. If roadworks are to continue for another year, this needs resolving as a matter of urgency.

We did…

Good morning.
Thank you for getting in touch and raising your concerns.
We have a number of additional signs on order and will be installing them as soon as they have been fabricated.
Apologies for the inconvenience but we do appreciate you getting in touch.

The ELOR Project Team

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