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International Women’s Day Breakfast Talk

To mark International Women’s Day, we hosted a breakfast event to share experiences and acknowledge some of the obstacles that the construction industry needs to overcome.

Jessica Verdon, Social Sustainability Manager, chaired the event, whilst Zahida Hanif, Head of Finance, spoke on her time within the construction industry, opening up about the challenges she has faced in her career, overcoming bias, and how women and allies can support each other.

We also invited guest speaker Bonita Norris to talk about her journey to becoming the youngest woman to climb Mount Everest. Bonita’s inspirational story demonstrates the importance of teamwork and equality, working together to lift each other up to achieve incredible results.

Callum Tuckett, Managing Director, spoke on how equality has support at the highest level of the business and discussed the steps that Multiplex are taking to achieve this.

To finish up, we held a speed networking session where members of the Multiplex team were encouraged to speak to someone new every few minutes, opening up new connections across the business.

Thank you to everyone who took the time to attend!

University of Glasgow Project Team celebrate Topping Out

Congratulations to our project team at the University of Glasgow who celebrated the topping out of the Research Hub earlier this week. The five-storey project will provide state-of-the-art facilities and house world-class research.

The Research Hub will be the second building delivered through the University of Glasgow’s £1 billion Campus Development Programme.

Darren Pike, Multiplex Project Director, said: “Multiplex are delighted to be working in partnership with the University of Glasgow to deliver the Research Hub. We are proud to have reached this landmark milestone on programme and look forward to delivering this world class research facility within the heart of the new Western Campus.”

Multiplex launches changes to UK parental leave policies

Multiplex launches changes to UK parental leave policies

We are proud to announce our enhanced UK parental leave policies, which came into effect across the business in 2019. Maternity leave has now been extended to 39 weeks fully-paid. We have also doubled our paid paternity leave period to four weeks, with additional options for those who wish to take shared parental leave.

These policies have been improved to help our team focus on their work/life balance – a key issue facing us all. By offering industry-leading flexibility, we are striving to help break down the many barriers that working parents face and make our business and industry more assessable.

We understand that the transition when returning to work can prove challenging, which is why we are also implementing a 13-week flexible working period that allows returning parents to readjust to the workplace. We have also provided flexibility in when paternity leave can be taken, providing new parents with more choice in how they spend their time away from work.

Working parents are an essential part of our business. We are proud to be leading our industry, working to break down barriers to entry in order to make construction more attractive to all.” – Callum Tuckett (Managing Director – Europe, Middle East and Canada)

These new parental leave policies are the first outcome of Multiplex Respect, our diversity and inclusion committee that we launched last year. Multiplex Respect was created to promote positive behavioural change and foster an inclusive workplace. Implementing these new parental leave policies is a key milestone that will be supported by a range of other initiatives that will come into effect throughout 2020 and beyond.

Watch as Principal Tower rises into a 50-storey skyscraper

Designed by Foster + Partners, our Principal Tower project sits between the vibrant Shoreditch area and the City of London. It includes 273 high-end apartments across 50 floors as well as a spa, state-of-the-art gym and resident’s cinema. We also delivered 39 affordable and 17 socially rented apartments for the Borough of Hackney.

Watch as 100 Bishopsgate joins the London skyline

In 2019, we achieved practical completion on our 100 Bishopsgate project in the City of London. At 181 metres, this uniquely designed tower joins the cluster of skyscrapers that are shaping modern London’s skyline.

The development is comprised of two buildings – the main tower as well as a seven-storey structure which provides additional office and retail space. The 100 Bishopsgate scheme also delivers over half an acre of public realm space across the project.


Multiplex Celebrates Annual Burns Charity Ceilidh

The University of Glasgow project recently held their annual Multiplex Burns Charity Ceilidh, which brought together Multiplex, our supply chain and partners for a night of fun-fuelled entertainment. The evening raised £27,000 for our two local charities, Maggie’s and Emmaus, and brought the total raised by the project to over £112,000 since starting on site in October 2017. In addition to a charity auction and raffle, guests took part in some traditional ceilidh dancing and sat down to listen to the “Address to the Haggis”.

As part of our commitment to transform the communities we operate in, Multiplex partners with local charities and good causes. The Maggie’s charity provides free practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer and their family and friends. Their first centre in Glasgow opened within the University of Glasgow campus and Multiplex are proud supporters of the work they do. Emmaus is a charity dedicated to improving the lives of homeless people by getting them into accommodation and back in the workplace. They also operate 27 self-contained flats, two shops and a soup kitchen across Glasgow.

“On behalf of the team at Maggie’s Glasgow, I would like to congratulate Multiplex on the success of their recent Burns Supper, and express our gratitude at their choosing of Maggie’s to benefit from funds raised at the event. We could not continue to do the work that we do without the generosity of supporters such as Multiplex. We are delighted to be working with Multiplex and are continuously grateful for their ongoing support – last year’s event saw Multiplex raise enough funds to keep our centre open for a whole week, which is an incredible achievement. Thank you once again to all at Multiplex for your hard work and generosity.” Karlyn Robertson, Maggie’s.