Liverpool’s leading homelessness and housing charity has received a makeover thanks to Morgan Sindall Construction’s North West team.
The project saw Morgan Sindall Construction and its project partners volunteer to renovate the toilet and shower facilities for both the users of the centre and the staff who support them.
The Whitechapel Centre, which is located on Langdale Street in Liverpool, works with homeless people and people at risk of being homeless by providing advice, workshops, one-to-one sessions and basic necessities like food, a bed for the night and a shower.
The new facilities were completed in time for the reopening of the centre, which has been closed during the pandemic. During its closure staff continued working with vulnerable people in hotels and providing advice online and by phone to ensure homelessness remained a priority throughout the year.
The renovation is the latest in a series of activity Morgan Sindall Construction’s North West team have committed to across the region in order to support vulnerable groups throughout the region.
Gill Roberts, social value manager for the North West, said: “We are delighted to be able to lend a hand and renovate the facilities at The Whitechapel Centre, helping to give the users a sense of dignity alongside the amazing work the staff at the centre do in helping them get back on their feet.
“Morgan Sindall Construction is committed to giving back to the communities that sit at the heart of our projects. The work The Whitechapel Centre does in offering a lifeline to vulnerable people is absolutely essential, perhaps more so than ever before.
“We also would like to extend a huge thank you to our supply chain family, A&B Engineering, JDM, Ian Henry, Socotec, Ambrose, Axiom, CDL and Apollo.”
Dianne Sorensen, facilities manager at The Whitechapel Centre said: “We’re grateful to Morgan Sindall Construction for the work they have done here at the centre, which will make such a difference to the lives of people who may not have regular access to shower facilities.
“The pandemic has hit everyone hard, and the staff at The Whitechapel Centre have worked tirelessly throughout to ensure we can continue to help as many people as possible under challenging circumstances. The support of companies like Morgan Sindall Construction is invaluable in us providing the best service we can to those who need it.”
Morgan Sindall Construction has an extensive presence across Liverpool. The company recently handed over two new buildings as part of the Copperas project next to Liverpool Lime Street, to Liverpool John Moores University, and is currently building pop up film studios on Edge Lane on behalf of Liverpool City Council.
The company also recently completed work on The Spine, based in Paddington Village. Costing £35 million to construct, it is the first Grade-A office building in the Liverpool City Region for more than a decade. It is also the highest in the city, sitting proudly at the eastern gateway to the Knowledge Quarter Liverpool (KQ Liverpool) Innovation District.
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