Social Value

Our unwavering focus on delivering social value on all our projects is what sets us apart from most. Our primary purpose is to enrich people’s lives, making what we do relevant and purposeful for all stakeholders involved on any one of our projects. We’re uniquely positioned to generate long-term public benefit because our final products will directly impact the way our communities live, move, work, educate, care for and deliver, but it’s also about the journey we take to get there. We genuinely care about listening, understanding and fostering meaningful, two-way dialogue with the community to give people opportunities, open doors and build futures.

So how do we do it?

Our pledge

We pledge to:

  • Be a home for talent, creating and protecting 500 jobs
  • Drive local economic benefit, generating half-a-billion-pounds worth of local economic benefit
  • Aid community benefit, investing £500,000 in community projects with maximum impact
  • Be a force for environmental sustainability and support our customers on the journey to net zero, looking at the whole life effects of our products and services, offset initiatives to counteract negative impacts, minimise production, minimise consumption and ultimately build a greener future
Social Value at Sewell Construction


average social value return on
investment across our projects



local labour across our projects



Our dedicated Community Investment Champion supports our project teams in planning, coordinating and recording the delivery of social value, ensuring we achieve our overarching social value plan.

They support our link into the community and stakeholders local to the project to deliver scheme specific community impact projects and delivery on national Themes, Outcomes and Measures (TOMs).

This focuses on:

  • Positive changes we can make within communities
  • How our operations can become greener
  • The impact on the local economy
  • Quantifiable actions that we can take to deliver outcomes

It’s our Community Investment Champion’s job to seek out most meaningful initiatives and social value best practice and innovations, to continue to drive the business forward in being a force for good in the communities in which we serve.

At the start of each project, our Community Investment Champion undertakes a local needs analysis which underpins all engagement activity and aligns our approach with the needs of the end-users and wider communities, to create the most meaningful impact. This allows us to plug important local needs and gaps by providing relevant work experiences, apprenticeships, insight workshops and other activities to ensure our developments are not detached and disconnected from the community they intend to benefit.



Whether you have a project in mind, or just want to know a little bit more about us, we’re always up for a chat over a brew or two.

Social Value at Sewell Construction