Old Swan Household Waste Recycling Project
Cheetham Hill Construction assisted client Merseyside Recycling & Waste Authority with the burial of a time capsule at the Old Swan Household Waste Recycling Centre site in Liverpool.
The time capsule was put together with the help of the Broadgreen District of Liverpool North East Division 22nd Brownie pack. Items donated by the brownie pack, MRWA and CHC such as plans and photos of the site, other memorabilia specific to the present day and predictions for the future have all been sealed in the capsule and buried on site.
The time capsule is being registered with the International Time Capsule Society in London and it's anticipated that the contents will be exhumed in 25 years’ time in 2040.
Ravenhead Household Waste Recycling Project
As part of the Ravenhead Household Waste Recycling Centre Project in St Helens, staff from Cheetham Hill Construction and client Merseyside Recycling & Waste Authority took part in a ‘Breakout Day’ at the Hope Academy in Newton-le-Willows, Merseyside.
The aim of this creative Breakout Day was to promote wellbeing amongst pupils.
Our activity day was undertaken by a group of pupils from years 7-10 and gave them an insight into the redevelopment of Ravenhead HWRC, including sustainable construction at the site and the implementation of a range of eco measures aimed at making the new centre greener for residents to use.
An interactive presentation was undertaken in the morning, which covered the history of the site, the construction process and its environmental impact and the new household waste recycling facilities on offer, together with the recycling process as a whole and how best to reduce, re-use & recycle.
In the afternoon pupils took part in activity sessions that allowed them to get hands on and produce items to be incorporated into the finished Ravenhead site. These included:
- Bird boxes – constructed from sustainable materials, the boxes have been attached to trees on the site to encourage bird nesting.
- Art Installation – Commissioned by the MRWA and designed by local artist Bernadette Hughes from the Rainford Design Studio, this art installation is now a permanent feature on the site. The theme is based on ‘Re-use, Reduce, Recycle’ and all materials being incorporated into the mosaic piece have been recycled
BAE Traffic Management Project
Members of the Cheetham Hill Construction site team working on traffic management improvements in the shipyard area of the BAE Systems site in Barrow-in-Furness, donated their time and expertise to undertake car park improvements for the Multiple Sclerosis Society's Furness Branch.
The MS Society’s Furness premises were in urgent need of new white lining and a designated walkway. The lining work undertaken by CHC, with materials kindly donated by supplier Meon Ltd, saved the charity around £1,000.
CHC was approached by MS Society Furness member, Dan Taylor, who said “I’d like to publicly thank Cheetham Hill Construction for painting the car park for the MS Society Furness. The lack of markings in the car park was becoming a health and safety hazard and our group was under pressure to have the work contracted. To obtain a good quality solution free of charge was a brilliant and unexpected outcome for us”.