Helping hands upgrade Gorton Community Centre

As part of the NWCH procured Heron House refurbishment, Manchester City Council approached Framework Partner, Kier to lend a helping hand in renovating Gorton Community Centre.

The volunteers worked tirelessly to have the centre revitalised and ready for handover. In just two weeks, the building was freshly painted throughout, a new kitchen was installed, accessibility to the WC and shower facilities was improved and the children’s welfare and changing areas were

Also on site to give a helping hand were three painting and decorating students from The Manchester College. The students were provided with work experience opportunities to support their studies and were able to work alongside the trained painters and decorators on site.

The Centre Manager Doreen Martin, who has been involved at the centre since 1978, was there to cut the ribbon on handover day. Of the renovations, Doreen said: “I think what Kier has done is unbelievable. It’s always been a pleasure coming here in the morning, but it’s even better coming to a
nice, bright space. They’ve done a really good job.”

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