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Through our MORE programme, Sanctuary connects with people in places where we are building new homes, helping to engage future residents.

Funded through Sanctuary’s ambitious development programme, we work with our development partners to undertake a variety of community projects, providing practical help to improve local facilities, services and spaces.

By its very definition, the programme aims to go above and beyond - MORE seeks to add value to communities and provide sustainable legacies.

Projects which bring Sanctuary’s values to life

It responds at a local and national level to global issues such as the need for biodiversity, reducing poverty, and increasing economic activity.

Priority is given to projects which bring Sanctuary’s values of ambition, diversity, integrity, quality, and sustainability to life.

2019 saw the completion of our work on our Criaginches site in Aberdeen, Scotland.

Sanctuary created 124 properties in Torry, Aberdeen, on land once occupied by HMP Craiginches. The 18 houses and 106 flats were made available to local teachers, medical staff and other key workers for mid-market rent.

On top of the employment and training opportunities made available on site, initiatives with schools, community groups, local history groups, the university and residents helped create gardens, memorials and school facilities. All our sites contribute to our sustainable development to ensure that our development truly delivers MORE in the neighbourhoods in which we work.

We are passionate about generating opportunities

Our work in local schools helps young people consider the breadth of possibility in working in construction. Young people are encouraged to take part in role play which lets them consider their own skills for roles such as architects, garden designers, plumbers, window fitters and planners. Young people also get the chance to name our new developments.

In addition, we are passionate about generating opportunities for local labour, apprenticeships, work experience and training – during 2018/2019 we supported 73 apprenticeships.