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Construction Manager of the Year Finalist!

We are delighted to announce that our Site Manager, Stuart Harrison, has made it to the finals of the Construction Manager of the Year Awards for his outstanding work on The Walls project in Southampton. Completed in September 2016, the project involved the conversion of old offices into stylish student accommodation. Despite the briefest of lead-in times and an immovable end date, Stuart managed this student accommodation project with success and put every effort into ensuring it was completed cost-effectively and on time. Positive and focused, he showed a can-do attitude to anything and everything thrown his way. The client was blown away by his work ethic and dedication to the cause.

The awards ceremony will take place on Wednesday 27th September and we all wish Stuart the very best of luck!

Bake Sale Success!

On Monday 25th September 2017 we once again held The Great Greendale Bake Off to raise money for local charity, Bobby’s Future. Over the course of the day we had many generous staff, clients, friends and family visit us to sample some of the amazing homemade cakes and delicious homemade jams and marmalades. After a final count up we are delighted to announce that this event raised the fantastic sum of £1600!! Bobby’s family are currently doing their own ‘big build’ to provide Bobby with his own bedroom and wet room so all money raised will go towards this and ensuring Bobby has everything he needs. Thank you to everyone who donated for Bobby and supported our event!

Dolphin Centre Update

We are pleased to say that works at Poole Dolphin Centre are progressing well and as you can see from these update photos, the existing escalator has now been removed. This 5 week project will also involve extending the pit to the escalator and making good the surrounding floor surfaces. The new escalator is due to be  in-situ and commissioned by 13th October 2017.

 

Greendale – The Next Generation

It’s been a busy start to September at Greendale HQ with our new apprentices and trainee all enrolling at Bournemouth and Poole College. We would like to welcome Liam who is our new Painting & Decorating Apprentice, Sam who is our new Carpenter Apprentice, Cameron who is our new Bricklaying Apprentice and Will who is our new Trainee Quantity Surveyor / Contracts Manager. Liam, Cameron and Sam will be undertaking their apprenticeships and working towards their NVQ Level 3 in each of their chosen trades. Will is starting his 2nd year at College working towards his HND in Construction. All trainees/apprentices have designated mentors who came will a wealth of experience to pass on. We welcome them all to the Greendale Team.

 

The Great Greendale Bake Off 2017

Greendale Construction are once again holding a homemade cake and jam sale on Monday 25th September between the hours of 9am and 3pm. All proceeds from this fantastic event will go to Bobby’s Future, more details of which can be found by clicking on the below flyer. Please do join us and help raise funds for this amazing little boy and his family. Last year we raised over £1000 and we would love to achieve the same or even more this year. Too busy to pop in? Let us know and we can box up some cake for you to takeaway along with a freshly brewed coffee. Please do share this event and help us make it a huge success!

Work Completed at Keyneston Mill

Greendale Construction have recently handed over this unusual project in the heart of the Dorset countryside. Director Rob Hooker attended the Open Day at Millgarden Keyneston Mills nr Blandford. Marvellous botanical gardens for home grown perfumes set in a beautiful location on the River Stour. We wish the Millgarden team with David and Julia every success in their venture.

Small Works Division at Poole Dolphin Centre

Works have started at the Dolphin Centre, Poole. Our Small Works Division are overseeing these enabling works for the replacement of the escalator within the Centre. This is a five week project with the new escalator being in-situ and commissioned by 13th October 2017. Works consist of extending the pit to the escalator and making good the surrounding floor surfaces.

 

Rock Star Awards

Greendale Construction is extremely proud to be sponsoring the Inspirational Star Award at this year’s Rock Awards. This award is to recognise and acknowledge young people who have overcome certain hurdles in their life and have still been able to achieve academic or career success or made a difference to others. Finance & HR Director, Maria Seabright said “At the 2015 awards ceremony, we were impressed with the exceptional talent recognised on the night.  Although we didn’t win an award we wanted to get more involved with the Rock Star Awards this year to help recognise more wonderful young people.’’

In August we met with our shortlisted nominees and got to hear their stories. We were totally amazed by the people that we met and in awe of all that they have achieved. It was an extremely tough decision to select our 4 finalists but we finally got there and we’re now looking forward to the Awards in October and announcing our winner!

Work Begins at Highcliffe Castle

We are thrilled to have been chosen to carry out the next phase of works at Highcliffe Castle. The project, which was commenced earlier this month, is a renovation and refurbishment of the East Wing and is phase 7 of a planned programme of work to upgrade and improve The Castle. Works will include the repair and renovation of the internal building fabric, new oak flooring to key rooms, repair of remaining stone staircase and formation of new lift shaft and toilets. We will bring you further updates as the work progresses.

 

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