Supporting Local Young People at Stamford Lake

We have recently provided a great little 9ft x 24 ft changing room facility to a wonderful project here in Tameside which helps to change negative behaviour and raise aspirations in people who are not in Education, Employment or Training. The new building was tricky to site but in now in pride of place overlooking the lake.

North Outdoor Interventions (NOI) runs an outdoor activity centre at Stamford Park Lake providing local young people with valuable work placement experiences and trainings.

The project offers the following educational progressions for the young people who attend:
• Outdoor Leadership Award (Enrichment sessions)
• Much need local work placements
• Personal Social Development/Information Advice Guidance (SKILLS FOR LIFE)
• Place to come and chill out and be safe

Commenting on the commission NOI’s Shaun McCarthy said: “The new facility will help us to develop the centre further and provide more opportunities for local young people. I was delighted with the service from AV Group as we really do not have the budget to commission something like this and for it not to be right first time. It wasn’t easy getting the unit in as we had to lift it from the roadside down a steep embankment but Andrew Little and his team managed it somehow and I’m looking forward now to our visitors being able to use it this Summer.”

NOI is registered with The Adventure Activities Licensing Authority and provides a wide range of activities across the North West including: windsurfing, Kayaking, open canoeing, improvised rafting, rock climbing, abseiling, gorge scrambling, hill walking and mountaineering, mountain biking, archery, bushcraft, orienteering, camping, navigation, multi-activity and team-building activities.

You can follow North Outdoor Inventions here on Facebook

April 30th, 2015|

Modular Building Solution for Hospital Trust

Chase Farm

The Danzer team has designed and installed an £85,000 modular building for Chase Farm Hospital Trust in Enfield, on behalf of client ARJ Construction. As a modular build the entire building has taken just 16 weeks from order to fit out and occupation and took Danzer just 8 weeks to deliver.

The new 180 m2 building provides dirty and clean decontamination rooms and will be used as a specialist decontamination space for cleaning and sterilizing endoscopy equipment.

Although Danzer has delivered and installed the building, ARJ will be carrying out all of the internal fit out work including linings, M&E c/w specialist equipment needed for cleaning and sterilizing surgical instruments to allow re-use and reduce the risk of cross infection

The previous facility used by the Trust for decontamination of instruments was unable to accommodate stringent new NHS guidelines for infection control; so the new building was commissioned to provide a stand alone, fit for purpose facility.

The National Decontamination Strategy Guidelines were issued following an NHS report and survey into infection control which found that many NHS buildings were in need of refurbishment or replacement.

The advice of the Department of Health was that the reprocessing of surgical instruments should be undertaken outside the clinical environment where possible and preferably in a central processing facility.

The strategy recommended the establishment of a limited number of Decontamination Units supplying clusters of Trusts, geographically zoned across the country. Six Trusts signed up to the Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and North London Decontamination Super Centre Collaborative. The six members of the collaboration were:

1. The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust
2. Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals NHS Trust
3. North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust
4. East & North Hertfordshire NHS Trust
5. Luton & Dunstable Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
6. West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust

We will watch with interest how these Trusts will also now respond to the recommendations.

April 30th, 2015|

Our hero has landed!

She made it folks, and thank you to everyone who made a donation! Helen has so far raised £1,100 for Broughton House – a home looking after our ex-service men and women whether they served fulltime, in the TA or as part of National Service – all are welcome when they need fulltime care and support.

There’s still time to contribute by the way: click here

April 19th, 2015|

Our new production site completes it’s first 50 buildings!

50th unit

This week we saw the 50th unit come through our new production facility at Langley Mill.

This particular modular building is heading to Taylor Wimpey who are developing new homes at sites right across the country.

Since opening the £1.3m production unit in January we have worked non-stop to meet the demand for steel cabins, demand which has predominantly come from housebuilder clients as confidence returns to the residential property market.

Not only can we fulfill our order books more easily but the new facility provides our team with a high quality environment in which to work. We have installed an overhead crane, gas-piping system, welding equipment, spray painting facilities with full extraction and air filter systems.

Looking forward to seeing our next 50 modular buildings coming though!

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April 17th, 2015|

Supporting the £85m Northern Hub

Skanska Bam Northern Hub

With news that Manchester’s £85m Ordsall Chord railway project has finally been given the go-ahead we are delighted to announce that Danzer is providing the on-site welfare and office facilities for this prestigious project in a contract worth over £700,000.

This strategically important northern rail link has been in the pipeline for many years but the Transport Secretary has now issued a Transport and Works Act Order, with minor modifications, which paves the way to link Victoria, Oxford Road and Piccadilly stations for the first time.

Network Rail has been working on the designs of the scheme with a joint venture between Skanska and Bam Nuttall under an ECI arrangement. You can read more about it here.

Our production team at Langley Mill is working at full speed to build the 52 steel Open Space units which will be used on two sites at Ashburys and at Bolton. The units will be end-linked and sited in a double stack of 13 ground floor units and 13 first floor and will provide office facilities for Skanska/BAM.

The first floor accommodation will provide office space, meeting rooms, a server room, print room and reception area. On the ground floor facilities will include a canteen, meeting rooms, locker room, kitchen and toilets and washrooms.

The units it will be on site for the duration of the project which is likely to take 2 to 3 years.

This is a prestigious contract for Danzer and we are very proud to be involved with the creation of this strategic rail link for the North.

For more information about this project, and how we can help you please call Helen Scott 0800 012 6563

Ordsall Chord

The plans include a new section of track to the north west of Castlefield Junction, in the vicinity of Ordsall.

This will link the Castlefield Junction line with the Deal Street Junction line, connecting Manchester’s three main stations for the very first time.

• 2 new fast trains per hour between Manchester Victoria and Liverpool
• 6 fast trains an hour between Leeds and Manchester
• Faster journeys across the north
• A new direct service through Manchester city centre to Manchester Airport
• Faster journey times to Hull, Newcastle and the North East

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April 15th, 2015|

Falling with style!

In a moment of madness our devil-may-care Director Helen Scott has agreed to do a tandem skydive. She will be raising money for Broughton House, a home which provides care and support for ex-service men and women and which looks after people, whether they served fulltime, in the TA or as part of National Service.

Weather permitting Helen will be falling with style on Sunday 19 April at the Black Knight Parachute Centre in Lancaster, wish her luck and please give anything you can to support this excellent home for our older heroes.

Please donate by clicking here. Thank you!

April 7th, 2015|