Social value

We’re always looking to add value to the community and our environment.


Carbon reducing

In 2021, we prevented 80 double-decker buses worth of CO2 from entering the atmosphere.

Community values

From school assemblies to charitable donations, we contributed over £50,000 in value to our local communities in 2021.


We offer apprenticeships to those wishing to learn from our skilled workforce.


We really champion localism within our work. On average, 76% of our spend on every project is with local companies.

“On behalf of myself and the students, I would like to say a big thank you for the site tour earlier today. It was fantastic for the students to see the space they are designing and to get experience of being on a live working site (which is the tidiest I have ever seen)! I look forward to seeing how the students develop their designs for this exciting project; this really is an amazing opportunity for them. Thank you.”

Pippa Jacob, University of Suffolk

Working with our local communities

We are people with values

From stakeholders to the general public, we get to know the communities in which we work. This commitment is demonstrated through our multiple Considerate Constructor awards. We are continually looking to improve the image of the construction industry.

Through understanding our clients, we align ourselves with their values and goals to help them achieve their own social value objectives.

Whether offering apprenticeships or helping them to reduce their carbon footprint, we are always keen to offer added value in everything that we do.

By using modern methods of construction and innovative waste strategies we reduce costs, shorten time periods and limit disruption.


It is vital that businesses such as Beardwell play their part in addressing the climate emergency. We are committed to achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050, in line with the UK Government’s environmental targets.

Through our own environmental policy and procedures, we reduced our emissions by 11t of CO2e, repurposed over 20 tonnes of timber and diverted 99.8% of waste from landfill in 2022 alone.

You can read our Carbon Reduction Plan here: BCL Carbon Reduction Plan 2023.