RBS Scaffolding are just the latest in a long list of supporters for the Bandstand at Merchistoun Hall and will shortly be erecting the perimeter scaffolding to allow the blockwork to carry on.
Michael Hampton of RBS was delighted to let us know his firm would be able to support the project and explained that it would also be a great location for RBS Scaffolding to put some of their trainee scaffolders on the job to help them develop their own skills.
The sponsors list as it stands is below and represents about £75,000 worth of professional time and donated materials.
East Hants District Council – £14,500 in Developers Contributions and grants
HGP Architects – Full architectural design and preparation of building regs and planning permission documents.
Reuby & Stagg Structural Engineers – Full structural design and calcs for building regs.
Bourne Steel – Fabrication and delivery of the steel frame which supports the roof structure.
Bouygues UK – Bricks, Blocks, staff time and an engineers survey for the planning drawings and estate regeneration.
Whelan and Grant – Concrete and steel reinforcement for the structure.
Midwest – Concrete for the foundations and some skilled concrete placers to help demonstrate to the students
Structural Steelcraft – Will be erecting the steel frame
NA Curtain Walling – 10mm armoured glass for the windows
Linden Homes – Cement, Sand and the recycled roof tiles.
PC Builders Ltd – Small local firm who are very keen to help and we will work with them to find a good item.
Deborah Services LTD – Free Heras Fencing Hire
Jewsons – Free Dumper and excavator Hire
Benlee – JCB and driver and labour to help bottom out the foundations
Elliotts and Polypipe – Egg Crate drainage system and below ground drainage supplies
Sean Mason – Local electrician supporting the project with cabling and ductwork for lighting and power
Cowplain Turf – Secure Storage
Ainscough – Mobile Crane supply to lift the bandstand frame parts for erection
SSC – Structural Steelcraft to erect the steel frame
Brymoor – Hard wood for the windows and the roofing timbers including rafters, batten, fascia and soffit
Covers – The roofing ply which is an 18mm marine ply over the whole roof area
RBS – The Scaffolding for the project
At this point the carpentry department at Highbury are manufacturing the window frames with hardwood donated by Brymoor. These will be sent to Merchistoun where they will be built into the perimeter walls.
The last sponsor we are looking for is to help with some of the metalwork for the ballustrades / railings to the front and the steps. If you would like to help support the project then please let us know!