Corporate Social Responsibility News
Welcome Isla Be Safe
2011 saw the introduction of the company’s new safety mascot, Isla Be Safe who was recruited to raise the awareness of on site safety in the communities and schools where we are undertaking works.
She is a significant part of introducing the company to the community and attends school assemblies, local community events, judges competitions, as well as other company PR events.
After her visit Isla always leaves her story book titled “Isla Be Safe and the Building Site”, which educates both children and adults alike on construction site safety.
Most recently she attended a local nursery opposite one of our current sites. Project Handovers Festival House, Blackpool
The new facility provides a focal point for visitors with a Tourist Information Centre occupying the ground floor with registrar office and ceremony hall located on the first and second floor. The building also provides a panoramic view of Blackpool’s famous promenade. Superintendent Registrar, David Hill and Project Architect, Saskia Koopman from dRMM Architects (as pictured) officially handed over the new Wedding Chapel by the cutting of a wedding cake. Special thanks were given to Parkinson by Blackpool Council and the architect for the delivery of the quality project.
As part of our commitment to the new facility, the company sponsored a champagne reception for the first couple who exchanged their vows in the Wedding Chapel.
The partnered project at Winstanley Community Primary School was successfully handed over to the staff and pupils in September. The scheme involved the construction of a new build extension and a refurbishment to various parts of the existing school.
Various activities were also undertaken during the contract duration; the company’s Health and Safety mascot Isla Be Safe attended their school assembly to promote site safety and to inform the school pupils of the works. We also involved the pupils in a poster competition with the winners receiving prizes as well as the posters being framed and displayed around the site perimeter. As part of our legacy we have supplied the school with a much needed football kit. Site Manager Franc Parziale (as pictured) was presented with various thank you gifts from Winstanley School staff and pupils.
The company has recently completed the refurbishment of Manchester’s iconic Corporation Street bridge. The bridge, which links the Arndale with Selfridges and Marks and Spencer, was encased in scaffolding while repair work including replacing huge glass panels was carried out over the summer.
The picture shows Lord Mayor Harry Lyons officially reopening the bridge.
Picture From Left: Steve Williamson (F Parkinson Regional Director), David Leigh (F Parkinson Site Manager), Glen Barkworth (Arndale Centre General Manager) and Lord Mayor Harry Lyons.
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