Silchester Social Value Projects

Closes 20 Sep 2021

Opened 19 Aug 2021

Overview

Silchester Estate is set to benefit from a multi-million pound programme of improvement works to the external fabric, and internal areas, of the four tower blocks on the estate. In preparation for the works starting (expected February 2022), Kensington and Chelsea Council is currently preparing to put out an ‘invitation to tender’ to contractors. This is when companies bid to win the contract to carry out the programme of improvement works.

It is a Government-mandated requirement for large-scale public-sector procurement processes such as this, to question and mark potential contractors on how they will bring about social, economic, or environmental benefits to a local area through their work. This is called “Social Value”.

Social Value actions taken by a contractor could include: creating opportunities for disadvantaged groups, delivering sustainable and healthy communities, implementing actions that help reduce the impact on the environment, or upskilling the workforce and providing job opportunities.

Why your views matter

As Kensington and Chelsea begins its recovery from the pandemic, employment is a strategic priority for the Council. As such, all contractors, as part of their Social Value commitments will be expected to create employment and upskilling opportunities – particularly for local Silchester Estate residents.

However, beyond that, we want residents to help us prioritise what social, environmental or economic benefits to request from contractors when they bid.

This survey will allow you to rank project suggestions that come from existing Silchester residents and internal Council officers. It will also allow you to suggest any additional project ideas to improve the estate.

If you know someone who is unable to access the internet or needs consultation material in another format (including support in Arabic or Farsi), please email Sarah.McCarthy@rbkc.gov.uk  or telephone 07971 982 089

English

This survey is in English, if you need it translated to your first language (including Arabic and Farsi) please email Sarah.McCarthy@rbkc.gov.uk or call 07971 982 089.

Spanish EU

Esta encuesta se realiza en inglés, si necesita una traducción a su idioma, escribe a Sarah.McCarthy@rbkc.gov.uk o llame al 07971 982 089.

Somali

Daraasadaan waxay ku qorantahay Ingiriis, haddii aad u baahantahay in laguugu fasiro luuqadaada hooyo fadlan emayl u dir Sarah.McCarthy@rbkc.gov.uk ama wac 07971 982 089.

Give us your views

Areas

  • Notting Dale

Interests

  • Housing
  • Housing Management
  • Housing Regeneration and Development
  • Consultations