Groundwork London


Groundwork London

Groundwork London operates a number of high-profile projects across the capital, focusing on improving peoples' prospects, creating better spaces and making a greener future.

Our Projects

CIRCLE Project Application

Groundwork London’s CIRCLE programme works with refugees through employment support, language trainings and community events, to help finding employment and assist with socio-economic integration. The GDS team supports the programme by providing a customized CRM system, using the Zoho platform, to enable efficient data capturing and storing. Through the en-suite application the programme can store its data in a secure cloud environment, as well as managing its daily activities. By having all the information available in one place the programme can provide more efficient support to its clients and be better organized in its work. The application also provides powerful data analytics to give instant overviews of the programme’s performance for easy and fast reporting and data visualization. Zoho Analytics supports SQL driven reporting that lets you import data from a range of different sources and link with your own CRM systems. For CIRCLE we used Zoho Analytics to create a number of dashboards that are syncronized with the main application to display particpant information and keep track of the progaramme's performance. Through SQL based queires the data can be grouped and filtered to get the users specific reporting needs. Zoho Analytics also supports a range of different visualzations tools that brings life to your data. See below for an example of a dashboard with selected graphs created for the CIRCLE applicaiton.



HS2 Greenspace Engagement

Groundwork London were commissioned by the London Borough of Camden to engage with local residents on the removal of green space around Euston station, caused by the expansion of Euston station in preparation for HS2. Any removed green space will have to be relocated elsewhere to ensure the total area of green space surrounding Euston does not decrease. The engagement process aimed to understand to which area local residents would prefer this green space be relocated. As part of this work, Groundwork GDS were asked to provide an analytical breakdown of the demographics of the population in the affected area. Maps were created using the 2011 Census at Output Area level, which is the most detailed statistical area available publicly. Yearly population estimates released by the Ordinency Survey at Lower Super Output Area level were also used. This could then be used to identify groups that need to be targeted to participate in the engagement programme. The findings of the engagment can be found here.

HS2 Grants Web Map

Groundwork manages a grant programme for communities that will be affected by the first phase of construction for HS2 high speed line. The funding is primarily targeted at organisations within the voluntary/community sector that are for the public benefit and are not for profit. To assist with the fudning allocation, the GDS team developed an onlne map for Groundwork to use internally to help with the decision making process for grant applications. A number of datasets have been added, these include 1km buffers, conservation areas, construction traffic routes and listed buildings.


Groundwork - Geospatial & Data service

Groundwork GDS is part of Groundwork London