Mouchel believes in the commitments it has made to improve the sustainability of both its operations and those of its clients, while ensuring the health and wellbeing of its employees and the communities it serves.
The case studies below provide some examples of the work being done to support those commitments. You can also read more in the case study archive.
Reclaiming the Streets of Salisbury Row
Mouchel worked in partnership with TfL, Southwark Council and the local community to deliver the award winning project ‘Reclaiming the Streets of Salisbury Row’, which transformed a neighbourhood in Southwark once dominated by traffic into a safer and greener place where children now play.
Community engagement, partnership and ownership were the cornerstones of this project which was demonstrated when 50 local children and adults took part in a post-construction planting day.
As part of Mouchel’s commitment to reduce Bournemouth’s carbon emissions, the partnership is installing photovoltaic (solar) panels on more than 1,500 council houses, providing an estimated £140 of free electricity annually to each tenant and an income to the Council of more than £1m a year.
Plans are currently being finalised to extend the solar panel roll out to cover the Council’s corporate buildings including the Town Hall and the Bournemouth International Centre.
Academy opens on time
In April 2011, Mouchel was commissioned to work with South Nottingham Further Education to transform Dayncourt Comprehensive School into an academy in just five months.
When the sponsor was unable to find the right principal to lead the academy in this challenging timeframe, we provided our own consultant and experienced head teacher to take on this role; and when land ownership, use and access problems arose, Mouchel provided a skilled team to address and resolve these issues, enabling the academy to successfully open on time.
Mouchel’s Excellence Awards recognise the dedication of our people and the high standards achieved in their diverse work, as well as showcasing some of the exciting and innovative projects being carried out across the organisation.
Among the winners was ‘Project Pathfinder’, which gave staff at Mouchel’s Unity Partnership (a strategic services partnership with Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council) the opportunity to have their say in the continual improvement of the business. Ideas from staff were fed back to the senior management team and an action plan was formulated identifying more than 50 improvement initiatives, with 25 volunteers becoming ‘change agents’ to lead the projects.
Several areas have been radically improved by Project Pathfinder, including the Unity website, intranet, internal communications, staff and client relationships, and office accommodation – establishing better structures and ways of working, as well as improved staff morale.