Lendlease has a deep construction heritage, complemented by an innovative, cutting edge approach. We trace our UK roots back to British construction firm Bovis, which was founded in London in 1885 and became part of the worldwide Lendlease group in 1999. Combining strong local knowledge with global expertise, our construction business is synonymous with the delivery of high-quality projects on time and budget.
We are known for our experience delivering large complex projects for the public and private sector. Delivered for external clients or through our integrated business, we are focused on creating a positive legacy wherever we operate. Our teams are experienced across all sectors including defence, justice, education, residential, retail and commercial and will mobilise quickly to deliver client projects efficiently.
Putting people first
Lendlease puts its people first, leading the construction industry in promoting staff wellbeing and diversity. We have worked hard to develop and maintain a culture that welcomes and builds the careers of all our staff, actively promoting diversity on site and in our offices. We have a firm approach to on-site physical safety and a strong safety record, while our ground-breaking mental health awareness scheme has trained over 400 Mental Health First Aiders to provide support for our staff and anyone we interact with.
Investing in communities
Lendlease understands the need to invest in building a strong and skilled workforce for the future. We promote education and understanding of the construction industry with young people through initiatives such as the Southwark Construction Skills Centre in Elephant & Castle, in partnership with Southwark Council and the Be Onsite scheme. We proactively seek to engage with the local communities within which we operate and provide benefits through direct employment and training.
Focusing on our clients
Lendlease is set up to work closely with clients from the earliest stages, to understand what they really want and to deliver an end result which fully satisfies their objectives. Our longstanding relationships with key clients is testament to this approach – we are a trusted partner with immense capacity and ongoing stability, we always deliver, supporting clients through all stages of the delivery process.
We have the expertise and knowledge to deliver innovative solutions to our clients’ complex challenges. Our ability to solve problems adds value – whether we are plugging into our network around the world, driving design efficiencies, creating bespoke solutions or discussing a project’s setting within the property cycle. Our fully engaged, insightful and creative approach adds value beyond cost and time and we will bring this approach to the SCAPE framework to:
- Increase opportunity for SMEs and micro business
- Provide local employment opportunities
- Work in collaboration to deliver cost, programme and design efficiencies
- Provide training and support to ensure efficient project delivery
- Deliver innovative solutions trialled and tested on global projects to benefit local schemes
- Ensure a soft landings approach to meet stakeholder expectations
- Safety – a place that cares about people
- Sustainability – the decisions we make today, affect the lives of people tomorrow
- Diversity and Inclusion - encouraging difference; working together
- Customer Focus - everything we do, we do for our customers – our places start and end with them
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