Communities & The Environment

We are genuinely committed to enhancing the environments in which we build and minimising the impact of our developments.

Sustainability is not an option for us. It is part and parcel of what we do as a Company, genuinely committed to promoting sustainable development on all our schemes, working with local communities to achieve what we all aspire to; a development that makes a positive contribution to its Environment and local Community.

We may not always get the balance right, but we will try to strike a fair balance between the competing demands on development for urgently needed new homes.

Needless to say our employees are all enthusiastic about protecting and promoting the ideals of sustainable living, ensuring that, as a company, we do actually “walk the walk”, delivering on our promises.

Here are a few examples of what we have achieved so far, together with our aspirations for the future:

Working with local communities

  • Renovation of the Pewsey Heritage Centre
  • School trips and competitions for children to understand our work and safety on sites
  • Financial support to bowls and other local sporting clubs

Developing exemplary design

  • Finalist in National Housebuilder of the Year awards for our development at Sherborne
  • Designing home office suites at Ashbury to encourage homeworking

Supporting our staff and contractors

  • Exceeding the Considerate Contractors’ scheme standards on all developments
  • Introducing monthly seminars both on site and office to improve health & safety and our understanding of new technologies etc.
  • Taking on our first graduate trainee

Managing our sites considerately and safely

  • Inductions for all site staff covering Health & Safety, quality standards and environmental issues
  • Regular communications and meetings with local resident groups and Parish councils

Supporting good causes

  • Substantial finacial contributions towards worthwhile causes including Barnardos, Julian House and the Salvation Army.
  • Payment of £ 5,000 to the Redcliffe Foundation managed by Quartet, with donations this year helping toward kitchen facilities
Supporting a good cause

Don’t just take our word for it!

Here are just a few comments from those with whom we have worked over the last year;

“Between you all you have really turned what was a fairly gloomy Victorian building into an excellent venue for a Museum. Local people who know the building comment on how great it looks, and they are right-the Pewsey community can be proud of what you have done for us”
(Michael J A Asbury Manager and Secretary to the Trustees Pewsey Heritage Centre)

“We have been impressed by the trouble your staff have taken to address any issues that have arisen and resolve them whenever possible”
(Marion Turner Chairman Ashbury Parish Council)

“It has always been a pleasure to work with Redcliffe Homes as they truly understand the need for a bespoke product that truly enhances the area in which they are being developed”
(Justin Patterson Boon Brown Architects)

Social Responsibility

We are always happy to discuss our proposals with the local Community and listen to their concerns, recognising that they are proud of their neighbourhood and community.

This dialogue does not stop there; when we build we have established procedures for liaising with the Community to ensure that disruption and pollution are minimised, whilst ensuring safety at all times.

As part of our social responsibility we have established the Redcliffe Foundation with Quartet, an independent charity funding a wide range of individuals and groups within the local community. Our foundation is particularly focused on helping disadvantaged teenagers and environmental issues.

Last year we were delighted to donate over £26,000 towards a wide range of both local and national charities chosen by our staff, making a small contribution towards their invaluable work.

These charities included: St Peters Hospice, The British Heart Foundation, Great Western Air Ambulance and Shelter.

In addition we are very proud to support the work undertaken by the Children’s Hospice South West and Barnardos.