YORhub is a procurement organisation which has operated for a decade helping the public sector deliver quality construction projects. To date over £2bn of projects have been successfully delivered through the YORbuild and YORcivil frameworks. Their work across Yorkshire and the Humber helps to deliver efficiencies, economic regeneration, and sustainability – maximising social value benefits and delivering best value for framework users.
Esh Construction has secured over 20 schemes since being appointed to YORhub’s frameworks. Working across 8 different ‘lots’ the multi-disciplined contractor has delivered public realm enhancement, coastal protection and flood alleviation works, and a number of education, healthcare, retail and office schemes.
In 2012 ‘YOR4Good’ was created to support community projects in the regions covered by YORbuild and YORcivil. It is one of the four social value themes built into YORhub projects and to date has supported over 130 projects through donations exceeding £900,000.
Chris Hale, Commercial Director of Esh Construction said:
“We are very proud of the work we do to support our communities and do our upmost to make real difference in the local area. Today’s £30k donation will be administered by YOR4Good in addition to the financial and volunteering support Esh Construction provide on every YORhub scheme.”
Esh Construction recently completed the extension and refurbishment of a pupil referral unit ‘The Springfield Centre’ in Crofton, Wakefield.
While on site they partnered with ‘The Real Junk Food Project’ a Wakefield charity which ‘feeds bellies, not bins’ by redistributing food from supermarkets, café’s, restaurants and hotels that cannot be sold or stored. Esh helped the charity purchase a refrigerated vehicle to be used to deliver the food to those in need.
While carrying out internal refurbishment and fit out works to Grosvenor House in Sheffield – part of Sheffield City Council’s ‘Heart of the City’ Masterplan – Esh Construction donated funds to a local charity ‘The Suit Works’ which helps unemployed people of all ages back into work.
The charity provides interview clothing to unemployed, and often vulnerable people who have been referred by public bodies, charities and other organisations when they have the opportunity of a job or apprenticeship interview. The donation has allowed The Suit Works to install male and female changing cubicles and expand their storage area.
Fergus Aitken, YOR4Good Panel Chair and YORbuild Framework Programme Manager said:
“We are proud that YOR4Good was the first social value initiative of its kind in the country. We are delighted to support The Suit Works and The Real Junk Food Project which are fantastic initiatives. We wish them every success.”
Esh Construction is a member of Business in the Community’s Yorkshire regional advisory board, holds the Queen’s Award for ‘Promoting Opportunity and Social Mobility’ and a Parton member of the West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce.