Housing association’s ambitious construction scheme to add £2.2bn to UK economy


Monitor Contractor Attendance and Worked Hours using a CSCS card and a Tensor system

A housing association could add an impressive £2.2bn to the UK economy by building 6,100 homes over the next five years, a new report has been able to reveal.

The Hyde Group’s ambitious house-building programme is committed to supporting the Government’s drive to build new homes and also includes the creation of 1,300 new jobs and 700 apprenticeships in the construction and related industries.

According to an Economic and Social Impact Report by Marshall Regen, the five year programme will also deliver:

• £61m estimated investment in community infrastructure including new community facilities, schools and public open spaces.

• £275m worth of subsidy to provide discounted rented and home ownership options for people in housing need.

• £9m estimated annual investment in jobs for young people through the creation of apprenticeships.

• £5m estimated annual investment in routes into employment.

• £3.3m estimated annual investment to secure progression into employment for 260 trainees.

David Gannicott, Hyde’s Group Business Development Director, said: “At Hyde we are committed to building new homes to help tackle the acute housing shortage in London and the South East. We have pledged to build 6,100 homes over the next five years.

“This investment does not just provide people with much-needed new homes, it also has the power to help stimulate the economy whilst reducing the number of unemployed, particularly for the young and unskilled who face the greatest challenge when trying to find work.”

Tensor – your preferred partner for Construction/ Building Site Security

Any development scheme of this type requires the deployment of a very secure and reliable construction/building site security solution, and this is specifically where Tensor could put its extensive experience to very good use.

Tensor is a preferred CSCS IT Partner and, as such, has further advanced our integration with the CSCS smartcard to enable features such as auto-learn where in learn mode, when a CSCS smartcard is scanned, several credentials from the CSCS smartcard are auto-inserted into the Tensor.NET software including photograph, name, title, CSCS card number and CSCS card expiry date to allow a seamless data entry facility. Tensor .NET then auto-inserts the CSCS smartcard’s expiry date into the employee leavers date field to ensure that the Tensor.NET denies access to a CSCS smartcard user who attempts to gain access with an expired CSCS smartcard.

Other advanced features that can be enabled include a separate verification process where CSCS smartcard holders must report to a Site Manager for the Site Manager to verify the Contractor’s details before permitting the CSCS smartcard to enter a site. This can be conducted on a site-by-site basis or can be applied to permit usage of a CSCS smartcard across a number of sites.

The CSCS smartcard, when used in conjunction with Tensor’s .NET software, Access Control and Time & Attendance products, provides a very powerful and cost effective means of centralising Time & Attendance, Advanced Access Control and Fire/Evacuation roll-call, re-using an existing CSCS smartcard as base for the entire system.

If you’d like to find out more about the Tensor access control systems and its integration with CSCS cards, just contacts us or Book a Demo, our representatives will be more than happy to answer all of your questions and queries.

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