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 economies

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 and key stakeholders such as Job Centre Plus and local colleges, we have set targets across all phases of ELOR. These include a minimum of 60% local labour, 30 new starters, 17 apprentices, 30 school visits, one enterprise advisor volunteer, 100+ volunteer days, one charitable event per year and a minimum Considerate Constructors score of 40/50. We will also seek commitment from our supplier to ensure social value is delivered through their supply chains.

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

Using the Social Value Portal and LM3Online we will calculate the social value created by ELOR for the Leeds City Region. The estimated social value is £61 million, or £0.87 of social value for every £1 spent.

Our Community

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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