Morrison Construction lends helping hand to Hub West Scotland initiative

Morrison Construction staff have been volunteering at the Harestanes Community Centre in Kirkintilloch as part of Hub West Scotland’s ‘Helping Hands’ initiative.

Published: 01 December 2017
Capability: Building
Market: Communities

Launched this year, Morrison Construction is one of the supply chain partners involved in the initiative that provides skills, labour and materials to upgrade valued community facilities.

Over the course of a week the Harestanes Community Centre received repairs to external walls, the roof, windows and floors. The outside of the centre was painted; new external doors were fitted and internal decoration completed. The kitchen of the centre also received a makeover with a new dishwasher, cooker and sinks donated by the supply chain.

The centre is home to pensioner’s clubs, school clubs, toddler groups, Brownies and is regarded by locals as the heart of their community.

Other supply chain partners who have provided their support to the Helping Hands Initiative include: Kier Construction, BAM, Morgan Sindall, Robertson, CCG, Fleming Buildings, CBC, Baker Hicks, JMArchitects, Elder & Cannon Architects, Collective Architecture and Holmes Miller.

Hub West Scotland CEO Iain Marley, said:

‘‘We are delighted that our supply chain have come together to support this fantastic contribution to a local community. Adding value to communities is at the heart of everything we do. We hope to be able to continue with Helping Hands as an annual event and build on the fantastic success that has been achieved this year.’’

Morrison Construction Framework Director Alan Calderwood, said:

“Helping Hands is an opportunity to give something back. The team thoroughly enjoyed working on this project and is happy to know the positive impact the refreshed centre will have on the community.

“Involvement in this initiative is just one of the many local projects being carried out, on a voluntary basis, by Morrison employees as part of our progressive community initiative programme.’’