Our Designated Charity
The Berkeley West Thames team have partnered with HSSH (Hope for Southall Street Homeless) to create a community changing offer.
- HSSH was founded in January 2016. Following the passing of a young, homeless man who froze to death on the entrance steps of a Southall church, local faith leaders rallied together to take action.
- Through participating in events including marathons, triathlons and a Golf Day, the Berkeley West Thames team have secured the employment of a Punjabi speaking full-time Complex Case Worker for the charity.
- The charity now also offer both a day and night shelter, accommodating up to 14 guests.
To date, Berkeley West Thames have raised £67,632 for the charity.
The Berkeley Foundation
The Berkeley Foundation was set up in 2011. It supports voluntary organisations to help improve people's lives in the communities in which we work. To date, it has raised over £14.9 million for over 100 charities and worthy causes.
The GAYE (Give as you Earn) initiative allows Berkeley West Thames team members to contribute a monthly amount of their salary to a charity of their choice. This amount is then matched by the Berkeley Foundation.
5th December 2019 - Winter Clothing Collection Appeal
With the colder weather now upon us, the Southall Waterside team and our designated charity, HSSH (Hope for Southall Street Homeless), have launched a Winter Clothing Collection appeal.
Drop-off point: St Anselm's Church, Southall, UB2 4BE.
Donations welcome daily, 10.30am - 3.00pm.
22nd November 2019 - 'Apprentice of the Year' finalist
The Southall Waterside team are delighted for Akisam, an on-site apprentice who has been shortlisted for 'Apprentice of the Year' in the West London Business Awards 2020. The winners will be announced in February.
18th - 24th November 2019 - National Road Safety Week
To coincide with National Road Safety Week, over 1,000 local school children enjoyed a day of interactive workshops and classes to teach them about staying safe as cyclists and pedestrians.
Berkeley team members joined building materials supplier CEMEX to visit three primary schools in Southall in the third annual road safety campaign.
CEMEX, which operates a ready-mixed concrete batching plant on site at Southall Waterside to avoid 2,000 HGV movements every year, provided a selection of goodies to round off the day.
20th November 2019 - WLCA Open Day
Are you interested in a career in construction? Find out more about the career paths and apprenticeship opportunities available at the on-site West London Construction Academy (WLCA). Courses include bricklaying, plastering, drylining and carpentry.
24th August 2019 - First Residents Fun Day
Residents from the first new homes at Southall Waterside came together for a summer street party. The event was full of fun and laughter as residents got to know their neighbours as well as local businesses and community groups who turned out in force.
August 2019 - Linear Park Consultation
The Linear Park consultation period has now closed. We are currently in the process of reviewing the feedback and ideas we received.
June 2019 - CCS Art Hoarding Competition
The Southall Waterside team are delighted to have won the 'Ivor's Choice Award' in the 2019 Considerate Constructors Art Hoarding Competition.
Through a series of on-site 'have a go' construction days, pupils at Blair Peach Primary School were able to understand the diverse range of jobs and roles within the industry and then took to drawing their ambitions.
The mirrored door included within the design represents the reflection process which the children will undertake when considering their career options. The hoarding has been placed next to one of the on-site playgrounds to hopefully excite and inspire the next generation of leaders.
3rd May 2019 - First Homes Ceremony
Cllr Julian Bell (Leader of Ealing Council), Virendra Sharma MP, Ian McDermott (Catalyst Housing) and Lord Anthony Young joined key stakeholders to welcome the first residents to their new homes at Southall Waterside. Local people are now moving into the first 304 homes, all of which are being initially offered to existing Ealing residents on either an affordable rent or shared ownership basis. The new affordable homes have been delivered in partnership with Ealing Council, Catalyst and Clarion.
27th April 2019 - Great British Spring Clean
The Southall community came together to spruce up the banks of the Grand Union canal near Southall Waterside, as part of the Great British Spring Clean. 110 people from more than 16 organisations helped to litter pick, collecting more than 100 bags of recyclable litter.
24th April 2019 - Berkeley Foundation Awards
The Southall Waterside team were delighted to be awarded with 'Most Impactful Charity Partnership' for their support of HSSH (Hope for Southall Street Homeless).
21st-23rd March 2019 - Open Doors
As part of the National Initiative, Southall Waterside welcomed members of the public onto the development to understand more about the breadth of career paths available within the construction industry.
31st January 2019 - Welcoming the First Residents
In conjunction with Catalyst Housing, the Southall Waterside team were delighted to welcome the first residents into their affordable homes. Cullis House, situated off Accolade Avenue comprises 36 affordable rent homes.
16th January 2019 - Dormers Wells Careers Day
Members of the Southall Waterside team attended the Dormer's Wells High School Careers Day which was organised by the Ealing Council Connexions Team. The hour long sessions were attended by 90 students who learnt more about careers in construction and the West London Construction Academy.
14th December 2018 - Christmas Card Competition
A Christmas card competition was held with Hambrough and Blair Peach Primary Schools. The winning entries were then sold by the school and the proceeds shared with HSSH (Hope for Southall Street Homeless).
13th December 2018 - Cheque Donation
Members of the Southall Waterside team were delighted to present their designated charity HSSH (Hope for Southall Street Homeless) with a £5,000 cheque. The total raised for HSSH has now surpassed £35,000 and funded the employment of a full-time Complex Case Worker for the charity.
8th December 2018 - Osterley 10km
Members of the Southall Waterside team participated in the Osterley 10km in support of HSSH.
3rd December 2018 - Toy Donation
Members of the Southall Waterside team donated toys to the Metropolitan Police Christmas Toy Appeal. These were gifted to local poorly and disadvantaged children.
16th November 2018 - School Site Visits
The Southall Waterside team welcomed students from Villiers and Featherstone High School for an on-site science workshop.
14th November 2018 - UWL Careers Day
University of West London Careers Day. Members of the Southall Waterside team attended the event to discuss career opportunities with the students.
12th November 2018 - Name the Crane
Pupils at Hamborough Primary School were given the opportunity to build on their creative skills in the Southall Waterside 'Name the Crane' competition. 'Thunder' the winning name will be displayed on TC1 and all entries showcased on the Eastern Access hoarding.
10th November 2018 - Great British Autumn Clean Up
Members of the Southall Waterside team joined the local community to tidy up and litter pick ahead of the Remembrance Sunday Service.
17th October 2018 - Academy Openings
In conjunction with West London College, one of the UK's first on-site construction colleges - The Berkeley Academy/West London Construction Academy opened at Southall Waterside.
6th September 2018 - Cheque Donation
In support of their designated charity, HSSH (Hope for Southall Street Homeless), members of the Southall Waterside team presented the charity with £25,000 as a result of their fundraising efforts.
7th July 2018 - Southall Community Sports Day
Members of the Southall Waterside team supported and participated in this annual sports day.
19th April 2018 - Golf Day
In support of HSSH (Hope for Southall Street Homeless), Berkeley West Thames hosted a charity golf day, raising over £15,000 in total.
22nd March 2018 - Open Doors
Southall Waterside welcomed members of the public onto site in support of the National Open Doors Event. Visitors were able to tour parts of the development and understand more about the regeneration project.
2nd March 2018 - Great British Spring Clean
Members of the Southall Waterside team joined members of the local community to participate in this National event, tidying and litter picking local residential streets.
5th December 2017 - Southall Christmas Lights Switch On
In conjunction with Ealing Council, local school children and stakeholders switched on the Southall Waterside Christmas lights. The winners of the Southall Waterside Christmas card competition, which was run with 3 local schools were also announced. The cards were then sold by the schools and the proceeds were shared with HSSH (Hope for Southall Street Homeless).
7th October 2017 - Incredible Edible
Southall Waterside team members, local residents, Southall Transition, West London College, the Police Cadets and Everyone Active came together to display fantastic community spirit. The team litter picked, tidied and bedded a new garden of edible plants which will be publicly available when they are ready to pick.
23rd September 2017 - Park Run
Members of the Southall Waterside team joined the Southall Community Alliance and HSSH (Hope for Southall Street Homeless) at the Northala Fields Park Run. A bucket collection raised funds in support of HSSH.
25th June 2017 - Diamond Triathlon
In support of the Berkeley Foundation and HSSH (Hope for Southall Street Homeless), members of the Southall Waterside Team participated in a triathlon event at Dorney Lake.
8th June 2017 - Street Elite
The Southall Waterside team hosted the Street Elite event which was attended by more than 200 local school children from 9 different schools. Street Elite is a programme which assists young adults who are from a disadvantaged or troubled background and encourages them to engage in sport to recognise their capabilities.
22nd November 2016 - Road Safety Week
In conjunction with National Road Safety Week, the Southall Waterside team visited 3 local primary schools to educate pupils on the dangers surrounding vehicles and promote road safety awareness.
1st October 2016 - Have a Go Day
Local school children were able to put their construction skills to the test and participate in a series of workshops run by the Southall Waterside team. The students were also provided with an overview of the future prospects within the construction industry.