16 August 2016
Mi-space raises £1.5k for Age UK
Mi-space has raised £1,500 for Age UK at the site of a new extra care scheme in Devizes commissioned by Wiltshire Council.
The Wiltshire Council-owned and run scheme will include homes for affordable rent and potentially some shared ownership for sale homes with round the clock care and support delivered by the council’s local Help to Live at Home provider.
Construction staff at the site installed a display board and invited local subcontractors and suppliers to donate money in return for advertising space on the board while the build takes place on the 47-apartment extra care facility due for completion in Spring 2017.
Work began on the 77-week, £9m development, which includes more than £8m invested by Wiltshire Council in October 2015 and steadily over the last nine months, the pot of charity funds has steadily accumulated.
It’s just one of several community initiatives which Mi-space has pioneered to ensure that the company is giving back to the local company.
A monthly newsletter to residents from the site team ensures a steady flow of information and updates on the progression of the construction project and features phone numbers for the Midas project management team.
Meanwhile, there’s a focus on reducing traffic to the site by measures such as re-using rubble from demolition as groundworks and ensuring deliveries to the site avoid peak traffic times.
Andrew Moore, senior project manager for Mi-space, said: “We’re delighted with the positive response to the advertising board, and Age UK is the country's largest charity dedicated to helping everyone make the most of later life. We hope this donation helps in some way.”
Image: Midas site team (L-R) Jacob Watson, Steve reed and Jason Pow