29 May 2018
Contract Value: £20,000
Location: Erith, South-East London
Mitie and Orbit worked together to refurbish the unused, dilapidated building into a fit-for-purpose, state-of-the-art, nursery.
The dream began with an Orbit Housing self-employment course when a customer with a vision to provide a day care centre for children with special needs sought help to revive Orchard House. A lot of hard work was required to bring it up to standard.
The building sits beneath the Orchard House tower block and local estate, where there is a direct need for childcare. The nursery is positioned right at the heart of the local community providing a central hub for children to grow and learn.
With a budget of £20,000 and a 6 week timeline, collaboration in the delivery of this community investment project was key. From site surveys to completion, Mitie turned around Orchard House in three weeks leaving behind a brand new day centre including sensory room, management office and a new kitchen.
Creating a hub that is so fundamental to a community will add value now and for generations to come. The project has empowered the community to take further steps towards self-employment, improved health and well being and importantly towards a sustainable future.
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