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Another fantastic CAT A project for MHBC Cummings / Schroders at Altius House in Milton Keynes. This time the project is the ground floor plus a cool looking reception.
The works are due to complete 9th July 2021
Inside have been appointed to completed the fully refurbishment of a six story student accommodation facility in east London. The works involve upgrading the ground floor reception, communal area, sixth floor common area including roof terrace, first floor courtyard as well as 203 rooms. The works are due to complete by the 27thAugust 2021
Inside have successfully completed the fit out of a brand new £250k management suite at the Darwin Centre in Shrewsbury for Shropshire Council working alongside Cundall's who provided the M&E design, 3D Reid for the architectural design and P3 Consulting who were the contract administrators and cost consultant
Inside North have been contracted by MHBCC/ Schroders to fit out the 24th, 26th and 28th floors to CAT B including a marketing suite at City Tower in Manchester
We are delighted be awarded further contract works at the Albion Centre in Ilkeston with MHBC/ Schroders. This latest project will transform the entrance to the shopping centre
Following the £2.2m fit out of the brewery in 2020, Inside have been instructed to complete further works on the site
Our small works team have just completed the refurbishment of two small industrial units at Crownhill in Milton Keynes
Inside's small works team have been instructed to complete another WC fit out in Rathbone, London working alongside architects Studio Buschow
Following the completion of the entrance extension in 2020, Inside have just completed the replacement of the roof covering throughout the staff block at the Victoria COE School in Berkhamsted
The journey began on the 20th of January where Chris Durrell from Elite Contracting Ltd. and I embarked upon our travel from Manchester to the destination of The Gambia for our 10 day stay in the country. The concept of the trip was rather exhilarating to think in such a short time that we will be able to help improve the quality of life whilst interacting with a new culture.
Monday came and we had finally touched down in The Gambia. After the standard protocol we took the time to sit down with the rest of the group, the amazing team from Ireland, managed by Fr. Sean Devereux, The Parish of Cushinstown. Over the course of dinner, we discussed the itinerary for the week to set the tone and outline targets to move towards.
Firstly, we travelled to Banjul in order to get the ferry boat over to Barra. We then travelled to Kasewa for our first school visit, this is where I first encountered true aspect of the culture, it was so rewarding to interact with the children. The joy on their faces was prominent as they beamed with happiness to see us.
After our visit, it was the following morning when we started work at St Aidan’s Basic Cycle School in Mariama Kunda Village, 20 minutes from The Gambia. Once on site, the journey truly began…within several minutes we were captivated by the generosity of the children and their loving hugs and affections. With a smile and happiness they all blissfully greeted us. At St Aidan’s Basic Cycle School there was approximately 700 children ranging from 3 to 15 years old with approximately 60 children per classroom.
During our time at the school we completed decoration works and maintenance to help restore the buildings. In 7 days we managed to decorate 12 classrooms, the library, principles office and all the external metal doors to the classrooms. We also re-connected the school solar panels in order to reactivate the water pump, getting running water back into the premises.
Taking away from the trip, I would place this as the best experience of my life as when we arrived at the school and was greeted with such happiness and affection. The simplicity of their happiness touched me.
Gambia is a land of pain, the extensive level of poverty is discouraging but another remarkable revelation was the luxury the children found in the simplest of things, one day I stubbled upon 2 students filled with contentment as they shared a small lollipop. Kindness has been injected into their upbringing and is clearly displayed in their nature.
They have so little but portray such an inspiring outlook on life!
Inside and Elite filled a container in the UK and Ireland with equipment and materials for the project however the shipment was severely delayed. We did what we could but with the container arriving the day we were leaving it wasn't possible to complete the electrical works. We will be back!!
We have every intention of returning to The Gambia to uphold our end of the bargain but are honoured to have been allowed the opportunity to firstly help where we was possible and secondly interact with such a peaceful and loving community. We are Inside Limited; we bring interiors to life.
Overall it was an amazing experience, I am looking forward to the next visit and I essentially cannot wait to see the kids and say hello again!