DIY Grenfell

 

Nick Knowles

 

Senior Architectural Systems donated a range of aluminium glazing systems for two new community buildings that have been created as part of the BBC’s recent DIY SOS Grenfell Special programme.

 

Presented by Nick Knowles, the two episodes were broadcast on BBC1 on Wednesday 5 and 12 September. The programme  took on one of its biggest and most important challenges ever in order to help the local West London community which was affected by the fire at Grenfell Tower in June 2017. Tradespeople from across the UK, including Senior’s supply chain partners Soundcraft and CMS, came together to construct two new buildings in just a few weeks.  As well as the new North Kensington community centre which will provide valuable facilities for the local groups and residents in the area, the teams also created a new state of the art gym for the Dale Youth Boxing Club with the project getting a helping hand from Prince William.

 

Senior has donated the aluminium windows, doors and curtain walling for both new buildings. Members of Senior’s architectural advisory team also spent several days on site liaising with the project team to ensure the most appropriate products were used and the installation process ran smoothly.

 

Will Jones, Senior’s architectural advisor for the London area, says: “Being part of the larger DIY SOS team has been a very rewarding yet emotional experience. The fantastic community spirit there inspired all of us on site and it’s amazing what can be achieved in a very short space of time when everyone pulls together to make it happen. We are proud to have been able to play a small part in helping to rebuild these vital facilities and hope that the new buildings will be of huge benefit to all.”

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