The delivery of Moda, The Lexington, a state-of-the-art Build to Rent neighbourhood in Liverpool has generated over £76m worth of social value – through education outreach, employment opportunities and green initiatives.
The £90m, 34-storey development is one of Liverpool’s tallest buildings. The scheme includes 325 best-in-class Build to Rent homes and extensive amenities, including co-working space, cinema room, private dining room, 24/7 gym, roof garden, and sky lounge with views across Liverpool and the Wirral.
Developed and operated by Moda Living, The Lexington was built by BCEGI and designed by architects Falconer Chester Hall – and is an integral part of Peel L&P’s £5bn Liverpool Waters scheme. Construction began in 2018 and was completed on schedule in 2021. During this time, a new independent report from Real Worth shows that the construction of Moda, The Lexington created the equivalent of over £76m of social value.
The figure is based on the community and corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities; the added value of using local supply chains; apprenticeships on site, and engagement with local schools and colleges.
“We are extremely proud of the social value generated with BCEGI on the construction of Moda, The Lexington. As long-term custodians of our Build to Rent neighbourhoods, having a positive impact on the communities around us is a key priority for Moda, so it’s fantastic to be able to measure the significant social impact that the delivery of this project had in the city. Now Moda, The Lexington is operational, we remain committed to supporting our local communities and the brilliant city of Liverpool.”Andrew Parker, Executive Director of Development and Projects, Moda Living
BCEGI’s 18-strong project team spent 213 hours carrying out community and educational events – which attracted over 7,000 attendees. The team also took part in a charity football tournament, provided mock interviews for Chesterfield High School, and welcomed students from Liverpool John Moores University and University of Liverpool for site visits.
Moda, The Lexington’s team also partnered with community interest company – Inside Connections – to provide work placements and training for former prisoners, of which four who were given permanent employment by BCEGI.
The Real Worth report also highlights that 100% of BCEGI’s workforce and 80% of subcontractors working on site came from the Liverpool area, and 99% of waste removed from the site was recovered for recycling.
“It’s our commitment to create opportunities for local people, to work together with our supply chain and to enhance communities. BCEGI wants to see Liverpool thrive as a city and we want to do our bit to support the local economy.”David Rowlands, Project Lead, BCEGI