Over the past few weeks, we have worked tirelessly to maintain progress delivering much needed homes for vulnerable people in the North West.
However, the health and safety of our people, our construction partners and the communities we’re building for, must come first and so we have made the decision to slow things down. We aren’t ceasing construction entirely, there will still be activity where possible, in accordance with Safe Operating Procedures developed by the Construction Leadership Council, which are aligned with Public Health England guidelines*.
Like other developers, the current pandemic means that we are having to send many workers home but, unlike many, we have made the decision to ensure that our people are economically secure and will be paying their salaries in full.
We would like to express our genuine thanks and appreciation to our people, partners and sub-contractors who have worked with dedication, determination and professionalism throughout what is an extremely challenging time. Echoing the gratitude of the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Alok Sharma, thank you for all you are doing to support our economy and making sure people have safe and healthy homes at this time.
Working together, we have succeeded in our mission of delivering new homes and growing stronger communities and when we emerge from this situation it’s what we’ll continue to do with renewed vigour and strength.
To read the open letter from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to the Construction Industry, click here now.
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