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Creating Enterprise announce new license agreement with Beattie Passive

Posted on: July 31, 2020

Building on our relationship over the past 3 years of building Passivhaus homes through the Beattie Passive Flying Factory offering, Creating Enterprise is delighted to announce that we have entered into a license with Beattie Passive to exclusively build Passivhaus modular homes across North Wales.

As Beattie Passive’s delivery partner for North Wales, this new long term agreement allows us to build the very best in terms of energy efficient, carbon zero homes, certified by Beattie Passive.

Our innovative approach to building high quality homes, supports the Welsh Government’s ambitions to reduce carbon emissions from the housing sector and build more social and affordable homes.

The new homes can be built at scale and pace not only meeting the demand for new varied, housing stock but also deliver the required standards in terms of energy efficiency.

These environmentally friendly homes are built from sustainable materials. Using Modern Methods of Construction, they are locally manufactured using readily available materials and the timber frames are constructed in a ‘flying factory’ on-site, lowering our carbon footprint.

This new venture will also bring in additional income to meet our social purpose of creating employment opportunities for tenants and the local community. As we build more homes, we are able to support more people, often those who lack pre-existing skills and are furthest from the job market. Trainees learn new skills whilst working alongside qualified trades in new methods of construction enabling them to better themselves and their future prospects.

We believe that training and skills development of local communities (e.g. apprenticeships and work experience) are fundamental to developing long term sustainable construction solutions and this will continue to be a key focus of the partnership.

Creating Enterprise and Beattie Passive group’s values are already closely aligned and focus on supporting people to build the necessary skills to gain permanent employment, improve their life chances, and their wellbeing.

As well as offering local job opportunities we are able to bring further significant benefits to the local economy including developing a local supply chain by using local subcontractors. This means less transport time to site, further reducing our carbon footprint.

By building environmentally efficient housing, this will reduce the likelihood of future generations being homeless or in fuel poverty. The homes can offer a reduction in heating bills of up to 80% for the occupant.

 As part of our business plan for the next 5 years, we will be building a minimum of 342 new homes across North Wales creating a range of 1 bed pods to 3 bed family houses.

We’re really excited about what the future holds for Creating Enterprise Modular Solutions and our partnership with Beattie Passive.

 


Work starts on our new development in Llanrwst

Posted on: July 22, 2020

We’re delighted to start work on our new modular build development in Llanrwst.

Our Modular Solutions team are building 8 new homes for Cartrefi Conwy with A W Jones Building Contractors in partnership with Beattie Passive.

Using modern methods of construction, the timber frames have been built in our factory on Anglesey and will be erected onsite in just a few days.

The homes will be passive house certified which means they offer significant environmental benefits and health advantages for the occupant. Including a reduction in heating bills of up to 90%.

We’re looking forward to the next stage of the development as the timber frames are erected by our multi-skilled joiners onsite.


Our Modular team is growing

Posted on: July 13, 2020

We’re delighted to welcome two new team members to our Modular Solutions Team.

Ehsan is our new project coordinator, who will be responsible for all our modular build projects. He brings a wealth of experience around timber frame modular builds and we’re delighted to have him onboard with us.

Aaron, is our new multi-skilled joiner. He has already started working on the timber frames for our next development for Cartrefi Conwy in Llanrwrst.

Our Modular Solutions Developments  offer a fast, efficient construction process by manufacturing the panels offsite at our flying factory on Anglesey and erecting the frames directly onsite.

Due to the simplicity of the build system, the designs produce high performance, low cost homes using local semi skilled labour, solving skills shortage issues. It provides opportunities for local unemployed people to retrain and benefit both financially and socially from a return to the workplace.

If you would like to find out more about Modular Solutions, please get in touch on 01492 588 980.


Social Enterprise Academy Wales are delivering three new learning programmes for Welsh Businesses

Posted on: July 7, 2020

This is a great opportunity to join other local businesses to gain some clarity on how you can lead your organisation through this period of rapid change and rebuild your income streams.

These programmes are fully funded throughout July & August for Conwy businesses.

Our new reality is causing people leading organisations to ask themselves questions such as:

How do I manage my organisation through this period of change?
How do I lead my team remotely?
How do I begin to rebuild my organisation’s income streams?

To help you answer these questions for your own realities, SEA Wales is part of a global learning network and is excited to bring to Wales three new learning programmes specifically for Welsh businesses.

Join us to explore the essential skills of change leadership and enhance the resilience of your team.
Leading Change in Challenging Times
Lead your organisation through a period of rapid change
Self-directed online learning & facilitator-led learning on Zoom
Cohort 1: 20th July, 23rd July, 30th July
Cohort 2: 6th August, 11th August, 18th August
Leading Remotely
Empower your dispersed team in challenging times
Self-directed online learning & facilitator-led learning on Zoom
Cohort 1: 31st July, 5th August, 12th August
Cohort 2: 13th August, 19th August, 26th August
Rebuilding Income Streams
Generate income in a rapidly changing trading environment
Self-directed online learning & facilitator-led learning on Zoom