Maximising impact to local communities
At Costain, we’ve been improving people’s lives for over 150 years. We have considerable experience of working collaboratively with local stakeholders and clients to maximise social value delivery for major UK infrastructure projects.
We deliver social, economic and environmental value to society, not only through the infrastructure solutions we offer, but also via our wider investments in local communities, enabled by digital technology, to maximise the positive impact that we have on the lives of local people.
Making an impact
- Since 2014, our supply chain academy has supported over 200 SMEs, delivering £700k in social value
- HS2 enabling works alone has added £115m social and economic value
- In 2020, 43% of our spend was with SMEs
- £211K donated to UK charitable causes in 2020
Lead consultant for social value
Head of geographic information systems
The Thames Tideway Tunnel is a £3.8 billion, 25 kilometre super sewer being built under the River Thames from the London Borough of Ealing in the west, to the London Borough of Newham in the east.
The Thames Tideway Tunnel is a major new sewer, urgently needed to protect the River Thames from pollution and to modernise London’s Victorian sewerage network for the 21st century.
During the London Power Tunnels project, we invested time and money into the local area by helping to engage school children into STEM subjects, creating a much-loved centrepiece for the local community and much more.
How better data gathering can help enhance social value and build trust (part two)
New environment report highlights positive impact of the A14, a Costain, Skanska and Balfour Beatty joint venture project
A better blueprint for greener infrastructure
Costain Skanska Joint Venture sets a new standard for social value on major infrastructure projects
Costain Skanska joint venture delivers significant ‘social value’ to communities in London