13 November 2020

Midas appointed to transform public realm areas across South Somerset regeneration sites 

Midas Construction has been appointed to help deliver public realm improvements across South Somerset District Council’s regeneration sites of Chard, Wincanton and Yeovil.

The public realm improvements will transform the way that the town centres will look, focusing on key areas where the public move or congregate, with the aim of make these areas more attractive to residents, visitors and businesses.

Midas Construction was successfully appointed alongside three other contractors as part of a framework which will cover public realm construction associated with the council’s regeneration programmes, major capital projects and future town regeneration schemes in South Somerset.

The framework will be delivered over the next four to six years and aims to create positive social value, meeting the council’s environmental strategy goals.

As part of the tendering process, Midas was required to identify how the company would create social value during project delivery by demonstrating better value for money, increased local spend, increased opportunities for disadvantaged people, the creation of a responsible supply chain as well as helping to build stronger, more resilient communities leading to greater innovation and long-term thinking.

Mike Borkowski, Business Development Director at Midas Construction, part of the Midas Group, said: “Having delivered many successful construction projects for South Somerset District Council, including the Yeovil Innovation Centre, we are thrilled to be appointed to the framework and are looking forward to improving some of the district’s key public spaces and transforming town centres for future generations.

“Midas is committed to leaving a positive impact on the communities it works in and we are looking forward to working closely with South Somerset District Council, and other partners, on these key projects delivering added value to local people and places.”

Councillor Val Keitch, Leader of South Somerset District Council, said: “We are really pleased to appoint these four contractors to the framework who all have considerable experience in this area of work. Looking at how they can add social value to South Somerset, how they meet the our environmental goals and accessing their bid for value for money were key to their appointment and we are extremely proud that through the tendering process, we have managed to create more jobs in the local area for example.”

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