Inverclyde Schools PPP

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The establishment of one of the first multi-agency Single Point of Contact models and the delivery of 94 new jobs in Inverclyde


Client – Miller Construction (now Galliford Try), as lead partner of E4i Consortium

Project and Location – The construction of 2 secondary and 2 primary schools for Inverclyde Council at a capital cost of £78m

Duration  – 2008 – 2012

The Brief

streets-uk initially assisted Inverclyde Council in the design and establishment of the Inverclyde Construction Plus Partnership, one of the first single point of contact, multi-agency employability vehicles in Scotland aimed at delivering a supply of candidates for recruitment and training.  We were subsequently involved in the preparation of the community benefit element of E4i’s bid.  When they won, we took responsibility for the delivery of the targets, which included 10% of the person-weeks to be new entrants.  A substantial retention clause was in place in case of under-delivery.

The Results


Percentage of labour ‘person-weeks’ delivered by new trainees recruited through Inverclyde Construction Plus


New jobs for Inverclyde new entrants


Compliance with client reporting and meeting requirements


Amount of penalty incurred for non-delivery of targets!



The Benefits

Despite the onset of the recession and the resulting shrinkage of the construction industry right at the beginning of the contract, streets-uk still managed to assit E4i to deliver on the pre-recession community benefit targets.  This culminated in 94 much-needed new jobs for Inverclyde new entrants. In addition, all community benefit targets were successfully met to deadline and the retention clause deposit (over £180k) was all returned.

What they said

“streets-uk played a key role in co-ordinating the main contractor and their supply chain and thereby delivering the recruitment and training opportunities required.  They  demonstrated tenacity and great powers of persuasion in encouraging the targets to be met despite very challenging economic circumstances.  In addition, streets-uk’s client reporting was always accurate and on-time and their contributions to client meetings and meetings of Inverclyde Construction Plus were always both helpful and constructive.”

Shaun Lundy, Workforce Development Officer, Inverclyde Council