Category: Community Engagement

Breakfast food collection for Brighton homeless people

 

As part of McLaren’s commitment to support the local community in Brighton, the team at the Edward Street Quarter development in September started up a regular collection of breakfast food items to be distributed to organisations in Brighton who are working with people identified at risk who have been emergency housed in night shelters and…

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Update about Jake: the civil engineer apprentice

 

When we last spoke to Jake Philips, in June 2020, he was in the third month of a Civil Engineering NVQ, working on site at the Edward Street Quarter in Brighton with one of McLaren’s subcontractors, O’Keefe Construction. Jake has been on site now for a year and we caught up with him to find…

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The Apprentice

 

Luke is a local boy from Brighton who came to work on site at Edward Street Quarter in November 2020. He had completed one year of an apprenticeship in Construction and Environment BTEC level 3, previously working on a local site at BHASVIC College and his attitude and enthusiasm promptly led McLaren to offer him…

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Introducing our new community liaison co-ordinator, Janine Jasper

 

Janine has recently joined the team at Edward Street in the role of Community Liaison Coordinator and has lived in Hove for 6 years. Janine’s work has focused on community relations within the construction and property development industry for over 10 years and she will be your first point of contact should you have any…

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Career in construction beckons for lucky trainees

 

Eight trainees have taken their first step to a job in construction thanks to a course organised by Brighton’s newest destination, Edward Street Quarter. The course, in conjunction with McLaren Construction and Brighton & Hove City Council’s Economic Development Office and Youth Employability Service, aims to Career in construction beckons for lucky trainees help local…

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COVID-19 Update

 

First Base and the Edward Street Quarter team take the coronavirus threat very seriously and would like to offer our support to the local community during this difficult time. Following Government advice, we have taken the tough decision to postpone all community events including next week’s public meeting due to take place on Tuesday 24th…

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McLaren opens the door to employment for Brighton youth

 

McLaren Construction, the key delivery partner for First Base’s Edward Street Quarter development, is set to host a Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) event on Tuesday 25 February for those considering a career in the construction industry. The event, due to take place from 12pm at St Peter’s Church in Brighton, is held in partnership…

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Community Day Postponed

 

Unfortunately we will be postponing Saturday’s planned community event, due to severe weather warnings. We have not taken this decision lightly and have liaised with a number of local people, including the council, before confirming. We will be back in touch with a new date, but in the meantime please could you let anybody else…

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Site tours and samba at Edward Street Quarter

 

Residents living in the Queen’s Park area of Brighton are invited to join First Base for a community event on Saturday 15 February in Dorset Gardens. Guests will be welcomed with a live performance from The Brighton School of Samba at noon. The fun-filled afternoon will then continue with food, drinks and face painting inside…

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