Shared Value Award Winner
On Friday 20 May 2022, Bowman Riley received a Diamond Shared Value Award alongside the charity Land Aid for our support of homelessness charity, Oasis Community Housing.
At Oasis Community Housing’s Black and Gold Ball in Newcastle, our Senior Building Surveyor, Antony Wright got up on stage to receive the Shared Value award presented by the charity’s patron the Rev Kate Bottley, of BBC Radio 2 and Gogglebox fame.
Our involvement was instigated by our director, Caroline Woolley brokered by LandAid, who provided a £70,000 grant to help Oasis Community Housing renovate the 16-bed supported accommodation building containing flats, single rooms and mother and baby units.[location] [type of business] and celebrates the success of the corporate partnership.
We supported the charity beyond our original role as principal designer by agreeing and preparing a refurbishment schedule of works, administering a tender analysis and recommending a contractor, coordination, project management and contract administration during the life of the project.
Oasis Community Housing’s Chief Executive, David Smith, said:
“Our Shared Value Awards recognise those businesses that go above and beyond in support of our charity. Every year we deliver help, housing and, moreover, a place people feel they belong through our drop-ins, emergency accommodation and supported accommodation projects.
“We could not deliver what we do without the generous support of our valued corporate partners and the dedicated individuals within these businesses.”
For almost 40 years, Oasis Community Housing has been supporting people facing homelessness across North East England and South London. The charity works to address both immediate needs and the root causes of homelessness through its Basis crisis services; its Home 24/7 supported accommodations for young men, women, and mothers and babies; it’s Aspire unemployment support and financial skills training, and Empower programme for women escaping domestic abuse.
Our director, Caroline Woolley said:
“We are so pleased to have helped this scheme reach a successful conclusion. The refurbishment will make such a positive difference to women at a time when they really need to be housed and supported. It’s something I am personally passionate about and am proud of my team for helping to deliver their vision”.”
Find out more about the charity and its Shared Value Awards here.