Social Value

Parkside is about so much more than jobs and investment, as critical as they are to our community. We are also committed to the scheme’s social value as it is to the economic gains that will flow from our investment.

From working with local schools and community groups, to putting in place programmes for work placements, training contracts and ‘job ready’ initiatives, we will go further than any other project of this scale to ensure local people gain from the scheme.

Local schools

Parkside Regeneration is supporting the delivery of a comprehensive ‘world of work’ programme for local year 6 pupils in Newton-le-Willows and Winwick, in partnership with St Helens Chamber of Commerce.

Feedback from the pupils and teachers is unanimously positive and members of Parkside’s delivery team routinely give up their time to assist with the project’s final session, the careers carousel.

Training and job opportunities

Parkside Regeneration is working with local colleges and St Helens Chamber of Commerce to deliver a range of initiatives designed to maximise local residents’ opportunities to gain work at Parkside – be that during the construction phase, or with the scheme’s ultimate occupiers.

A detailed contract is in place governing what is to be delivered and the outputs that are expected. It is ambitious, demanding and focused on maximising the gains for local people.

The Chamber of Commerce

St Helens Chamber of Commerce is a key delivery partner of ours, driving a number of ambitious programmes that utilise its business networks and its proven training capabilities to help ensure as many local people as possible are ready to take advantage of the opportunities Parkside creates.

If you’d like to know about what is on offer, get in touch here.

The careers programme was well organised and each and every one of our pupils was very engaged at every step. They really enjoyed it and we had great feedback. This was a really important part of our pupils’ journey to finding their vocation and I hope we can do it again.

Paul Robinson, Head Teacher, St Peter’s C Of E Primary School, Newton-le-Willows

This programme is our first step in building long-term relationships with local primary and secondary schools who are training Parkside’s future workforce.

Big numbers all add up


Schools visited


Pupils represented


Jobs represented (development, marketing, architects and more)