Mindenhurst Development


Construction Project Overview

The Deepcut Mindenhurst village development involves the design, construction, and redevelopment of the existing Princess Royal Barracks in the village of Deepcut, Surrey. The project will create 1200 new homes and essential local amenities, including a new school, retail outlets, sports facilities, business premises and over 69 hectares of public green space. Skanska has been awarded a Gold National Site Award for the incredible standards upheld during the project. The site team have been outstanding in their approach to delivering positive environmental, workforce and community impacts.

Project Highlights

This extensive development left an excellent impression of the construction industry. Community feedback questionnaires and public surveys were considered to assist lessons learned on nuisance and disruption. The company was commended on its net zero commitment, its positive supply chain partner relations, and its community initiatives. The project team has clearly been involved in the local community and encouraged residents to contribute and enrich their natural environment. Furthermore, the project championed workforce welfare, with an in-depth study of neurodiversity, relative to diversity and inclusion within the construction industry, and introduced several innovations.

Innovations & Best Practices

The project has stood out for its proactive implementation of three CCS-approved best practices. Its mentoring neurodiversity programme supported and empowered individuals with conditions like autism, ADHD, or dyslexia with mentoring and support. The team delivered a sustainable bat barn, designed to meet planning requirements and blend in with the natural surroundings. This offered a new habitat for multiple bat species, mitigating habitat loss during the project. Additionally, the site utilised biobrane silt pockets to help prevent sediment runoff, protecting environmentally sensitive areas. This sophisticated product used biodegradable material that integrated naturally into the soil, eliminating the need for removal.

Respecting the Community

The site had well-established and comprehensive community engagement procedures in place. It recently held “Surrey Feeling Good Week” to further engage with the community and contribute to its impressive community-focused efforts.

Caring for the Environment

The site team demonstrated a full awareness of the importance of promoting the actions necessary to achieve net zero carbon to both the operatives and the community. Large area of natural habitat on-site were well protected and various engagements with the community continued.

Valuing the Workforce

The site also provided an inclusive working environment that promoted gender equality, amplifying the progress of women within the contractor’s organisation. The impact of neurodiversity was also given high prominence, along with a range of additional workforce welfare campaigns.

Congratulations to the team for these outstanding performance levels.

Award Level

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