The current phase of the Local Supply Chain Project has been going since November 2020. The project actually started in 2017
This is a business support project funded by the Council which aims to help local construction companies win more work in their area and ensure more of the investment in new buildings and refurbishment is retained in the local economy.
The total value of tenders won in this phase of the project has so far reached £2.33m with 8 new contracts won in the past 6 months. This brings the value of contracts won since its inception to £3.6m. The local successes have been achieved through close engagement with Buyers, ensuring that they are aware of local suppliers in the trades they are seeking, putting forward local SMEs for specific opportunities and upskilling of suppliers where needed to help them win the work. The successes include:
VG Building Services Ltd who have been appointed to carry out void refurbishments on Council properties for United Living Property Services.
Harrington Porter Landscaping which did the soft landscaping around the Nourish Hub for CarmelCrest
Powerday which has been appointed for skip hire and waste management by four main contractors working on development sites in the borough worth a total of £1.38m. The sites and buyers are Graham & Co. on Imperial College Block G, Bowmer & Kirkland who are building the EdCity project in the White City, McLarens who are building the Hoxton Hotel in Shepherd’s Bush and St James’s Phase 2 of the White City Living project.
Nu-Electrics Ltd which has been awarded another contract by Westfield Shopping Centre to upgrade all their LED emergency lighting worth £845,000.