Groundwork has partnered with construction company Morgan Sindall to support biodiversity in urban and rural environments in communities across the UK.

Working directly with Groundwork, Morgan Sindall is investing in a biodiversity improvement programme that communities across England, Scotland, and Wales will benefit from. Groundwork – who is sourcing proposals and managing the outcomes of the biodiversity enhancements – will be provided with support by Morgan Sindall Construction teams and their supply chain partners.

A total of 14 projects, each backed with a grant of £10,000, will target sites where the project investment can develop biodiversity for communities and make a noticeable difference. A range of habitats, including estuaries, moorland, chalk bed streams and highly urban sites will be part of the programme.

This biodiversity-focused initiative is launching as new legislation announced from the UK government ensures that land managers, developers and local planning authorities deliver at least achieve at least 10% increase in Biodiversity Net Gain.

We know from our long history of supporting communities to improve the environment that there is a huge appetite among people of all backgrounds and all walks of life to get involved in protecting and developing local green spaces. We’re delighted to be working alongside Morgan Sindall to bring the benefits of this approach to more communities across the UK.

Practical action to protect and improve biodiversity is not just good for the environment but can also help people improve their physical and mental health and ensure local areas are better prepared for the likely impacts of climate change. Even small changes can make a huge difference – bringing nature back to urban areas and giving people the confidence and encouragement to tackle bigger issues in their local community.

Graham Duxbury, Groundwork’s UK Chief Executive

We recognise that as one of the leaders in the UK construction industry we have a key role to play in understanding and promoting biodiversity. We are taking proactive measures to meet biodiversity net gain targets and invest in natural capital. Groundwork has an impressive and long track record of making a positive difference, supporting over 7,000 community organisations around the country each year, and we are delighted to be partnering with them as a route to meeting our objectives.

Tim Clement, Director of Social Value & Sustainability at Morgan Sindall Construction

Find out more about Groundwork’s strategy, which sets out how we will support practical action to create a fair and green future in which people, places and nature thrive. 

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About Groundwork

Groundwork is a federation of charities with a collective mission to take practical action to create a fair and green future in which people, places, and nature thrive. We support communities and businesses to build capacity and resilience in order to tackle hardship, achieve a just transition to net-zero and help nature recover in a way that reduces inequality and leads to healthier, happier lives for all:

About Morgan Sindall Construction

Morgan Sindall Construction is a UK business with a network of local offices. Project capabilities cover the entire range of construction activities, from special works and repair and maintenance, to major landmark schemes delivered as standalone projects or as part of larger multiple project frameworks. The company operates across the public and private sectors to deliver the social infrastructure around us – from schools, universities and hospitals to retail, office and leisure environments.

Morgan Sindall Group plc is a leading UK Construction & Regeneration group with annual revenue of £3.6bn, employing around 7,200 employees and operating in the public, regulated and private sectors.  It reports through six divisions of Construction, Infrastructure, Fit Out, Property Services, Partnership Housing and Urban Regeneration.