The project was procured through the ProCure Partnerships Framework. The MSCP is now open to NMGH staff, and will be fully open to the public in the coming months following Morgan Sindall’s completion of further external hard landscaping, including the installation of 36 electric vehicle charging points. NMGH, in Crumpsall, is among the hospitals to receive funding through the Government’s New Hospital Programme. Alongside health and care services ‘fit for the 21st century’, the redevelopment will provide employment, housing, and economic opportunities ‘key to generating long term growth and prosperity for North Manchester’.
In delivering the project, Morgan Sindall deployed its Intelligent Solutions approach to ensure minimal disruption to the hospital estate, ensuring departments could provide continuity in vital healthcare services within the live hospital environment. It also delivered a comprehensive social value plan that has provided a significant return on investment into the local community. This included creating a Knowledge Quad on site – a multi-purpose training and learning facility located within a live construction environment, which focused on the four key areas of skills, education, employment, and discovery.
The project saw 66 new job starts, with positions created for those furthest from the labour market. One ex-offender was employed by Morgan Sindall as a labourer via Footprint Recruitment and, following his training, is now a qualified banksman. Morgan Sindall facilitated an educational partnership with the local North Ridge High School, which supports the diverse special educational needs of pupils aged 11-19. Students attended the Knowledge Quad for numerous engagement sessions, including painting the ‘Tree of Life’ mural which symbolises unity and inclusion.
Overall social value highlights include:
• 66 job starts.
• 52 apprenticeships undertaken.
• 33 work experience placements completed.
• 400 people supported on their pathway into employment.
• 2,005 young people engaged through educational activities.
• £18.2 m spent with local businesses.
• £23,000 shared with local community projects and causes.
• 99 hours spent by Morgan Sindall’s team volunteering in the local community.
During the project the Trust has used the Compliance Chain platform – a construction industry software solution for delivering successful projects – which has resulted in 57% return on investment of the contract value.