New Meaning Construction works closely with its social enterprise sister company, New Meaning Training. Working together, these two organisations help to build something very special, living up to their Group’s mantra – Building Strengths, Building Futures, Building Lives. New Meaning Training teaches and encourages young people who aren’t school-shaped to learn new skills and helps them to develop their confidence, self-belief and life skills.
Back in 2016, Beattie Passive provided training for five learners from New Meaning Training at our Training Academy in Norfolk. Fast forward to today, and these trainees have become highly proficient Passivhaus technicians on New Meaning Construction sites. New Meaning Construction Flying Factories continue to pop up in numerous locations and clients love the social impact that working with New Meaning brings.
New Meaning has completed 7 schemes consisting of 17 highly energy efficient, low carbon homes, with many, many more in the pipeline.
“We came across the Beattie Passive system five years ago and instantly saw how it would support our vision to establish New Meaning Training and Works centres. The fact that the Beattie Passive structures can be built using one/two skilled tradespeople and the rest can be unskilled was particularly attractive to us because it supports our training and positive reinforcement model. By training unskilled workers in a relatively short period of time, we can expand the number of build contracts and work placements that we can deliver.”
David Lett, Trustee Director at New Meaning Foundation