Creating job opportunities
The two phases of Peddimore will create up to 6,000 jobs on site and thousands more across the wider local supply chain and during construction.
The first phase of the development will create up to 3,000 jobs in the manufacturing and logistics sectors, with in excess of 1,000 full-time jobs being created by the prospective occupier for Unit B alone.
We also believe that Peddimore can be the catalyst for greater opportunities for local people who may not work directly at the site. These would be achieved through the potential for an increase in business and jobs in the local supply chain.
We are championing an Employment and Skills Delivery Group (ESDG) to ensure there are pathways for local people to access employment opportunities and for businesses to access local people with the skills they need. Initially, the ESDG will help to establish a network of local recruitment, training and employment support delivery partners to help with links to construction jobs, and evolve to become the network linking occupiers and their suppliers to local people.
As part of our delivery of Peddimore, we have made a long-term commitment to deliver a programme of community benefits, which has in part been informed by the Birmingham Skills Investment Plan, Birmingham City Council’s skills strategy to 2026.
Our programme aims to support and empower people local to Peddimore. We will build on third sector activities and the work of organisations currently active within local communities to create opportunities and deliver a legacy of sustained economic and social change.
Although we’re only just starting work on site, a great deal has already been achieved and we’ve made significant progress to put in place the people, partnerships and processes to set up the social value programme for success.
We are supporting the North Birmingham Economic Recovery Plan, which is aiming to help local groups and communities disproportionately impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.
“We are delighted to partner with IM Properties on the Peddimore development social value activities. We’re working together to make sure that IM Properties and the supply chain’s social value efforts are deployed effectively to address the needs of young people at risk of homelessness. This is a priority for the city and the region and it is good to see that businesses are responding to the challenge.”
“We look forward to working with IM Properties and their contractors over the coming years. We hope and expect that our relationship will evolve as we provide a number of services that are useful to IM Properties and the supply chain. And, of course, we’ll make sure that our vulnerable people get training, work experience and employment as the development progresses.”
“The Pioneer Group is very pleased to be a social value partner with IM Properties as one of their conduits to the local communities and specifically helping link people to the new employment opportunities. We have a shared commitment to ensure that we maximise the benefits that this development presents.”
“Witton Lodge Community Association is pleased to be working with IM Properties and the supply chain to ensure that local residents are prepared and have access to the job opportunities presented by the development, both for the construction phase and eventual occupiers of the buildings. IM Properties commitment to local employment and our ability to bring local people and training providers together will bring positive outcomes for our residents.”