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Join us on Thursday 28th October for a day of content around social value. Find out how your company can benefit and hear from experts on delivering social value on real-life construction projects with the chance for Q&As.

In conversation with Matthew Morgan, Quality of Life Foundation

09:30 – 09:45

Join Building’s chief reporter Jordan Marshall in conversation with Matthew Morgan, director at the Quality of Life Foundation as they discuss the foundation’s role, progress in the industry, why social value matters and much more.


Chair: Jordan Marshall
Chief reporter

Matthew Morgan,
Quality of Life Foundation

How can we embed and measure social value throughout the lifecycle of a project?

11:00 – 12:00

Although the concept of Social Value has been around for a long-time, it’s only just this year that it has been mandated into government procurement. And as the push to ‘build back better’ comes into full force as part of our Covid recovery, there has never been a more opportune time to truly improve the impact that projects can have on people’s lives.

Hear from our panel of experts as we discuss:

  • How can the industry benefit from value-based procurement
  • How can we integrate social value from the very start of a project and what opportunities will this provide?
  • How can social value be measured throughout the lifecycle of a project?


Gerald Toplass
Group CEO
Pagabo, Sypro, SPC and Tequ

Louise Townsend
Head of Social Value
Morgan Sindall

Penny Anderson,
Associate Director Social Value, Atkins

Philip Watson,

Ron Lang,
Construction Innovation Hub

Designing and delivering social value – case studies of social value at work
14.00 – 15.00

In this session we will be hearing from experts from the construction sector detailing case studies around the delivery of social value on real-life construction projects. Each speaker will give a short presentation on the scheme, detailing how social value was applied, before coming together for a group discussion and a Q&A discussion


Elizabeth Hopkirk,
Assistant editor
Building Design

Caron Dunlop,
UK Social Value Technical Director,
Mott MacDonald

Michael Squire,
Senior partner,
Squire and Partners

Michelle McSorley, Community Investment Team Manager, Wates

Sarah Roos,
Social value manager,
Skanska UK