Workforce finishes church revamp

TEA TIME: Barry Brown and Vicki Robinson of Kier, church warden Margaret Watson, and Terry Hanlon of Kier with Jim Fusco of East Durham College's technical academy.
TEA TIME: Barry Brown and Vicki Robinson of Kier, church warden Margaret Watson, and Terry Hanlon of Kier with Jim Fusco of East Durham College's technical academy.
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A DEDICATED workforce has helped refurbish a church.

Volunteers, repair and maintenance firm Kier, its contractors and East Durham College apprentices carried out the improvements to Peterlee Methodist Church.

A replacement floor by New Deck, ceramic tiles on the walls and a new kitchen, which was donated by Kier, were installed.

The building was also decorated and gas and plumbing systems given an overhaul by Pressmac.

The hard-working team completed the project completed in five days.

Margaret Watson, a representative of the church, said: “This refurbishment has given our church a much-needed makeover and we are so grateful to Kier for all the hard work the team has put in and for kindly donating a brand new kitchen.

“We have been very proud to have the whole community involved in painting and restoring the facilities.

“By working together we hope to have produced a centre which can be enjoyed by generations to come.”

Kier Group is a leading construction, services and property group specialising in building and civil engineering, support services, public and private house building, property development and structured property financing.

Project skills manager Terry Hanlon, who also passed on a £50 tools voucher to the church, said: “Helping the communities in which we work is of vital importance to us and we are delighted to have been able to help the church continue to provide an important service for many years to come. It was heartening to see so many people in attendance.

“I would like to thank all the Kier staff involved and those from our supply chain partners who have given up their time to ensure the project was completed on schedule.”

The new kitchen will be available for community groups to learn new skills and to cater for events hosted at the church. Kier is working across the East Durham area providing Decent Homes refurbishments to more than 9,500 social housing properties locally managed by arm’s length management organisation, East Durham Homes.

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