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Morgan Sindall Property Services supports Barnet Homes community

This year Morgan Sindall Property Services (MSPS) carried out the full refurbishment works for BOOST@184.

BOOST@184 is a local project based in London Borough of Barnet, assisting young people and adults to access education, employment and training opportunities and services.

They went live in April 2017 and have been working out of various locations until this year when they secured a fixed base at 184 Cricklewood Lane. Their refurbished one-stop shop reopened in December 2018.

The improvement works completed by MSPS included:

  • Glazed sliding door and screen to segregate the rear area, along with the removal of existing shelving to the rear, grooved panelling to walls, and redecorating
  • Flooring detail to existing garage and insulated wall covering (carpet tiles)
  • New carpet tiles in the front office area
  • Power to existing garage area (five double sockets)
  • Improved lighting to existing garage area
  • Electric test and upgrade where required to ensure compliance
  • Smoke detection (AICO) to rear garage area (as it will be a workspace), kitchen area and front office
  • Power outlets to front office area
  • Remote switch for main front sliding door (so it can be operated from the front office area)
  • Improved heating (electric panel heaters / storage heaters etc.)
  • One long high level workbench in the front office along one wall
  • Opaque glazing to new bathroom that borders the rear garage area
  • New sign for shop front

The space experienced a remarkable transformation and is now fit for purpose to highlight the support available. The change involved making a suitable training area along with a multi-purpose area at the back, as well as a touch down space available along with all electrics and a new fuse box. A small meeting room has been created to hold one on one meetings.

Boost@184 staff are very excited about what they can now do to help create better opportunities for the local community.

“Our BOOST projects have always been about being at the heart of the community. The work done by Morgan Sindall to develop the shop unit into BOOST@184 means we can assure local people of a regular presence so that they know they can drop in for help anytime and we now have enough space to bring in more partners to expand the range of help available. We now have a brilliant purpose-built base to bring our brand of one stop help and support right into the heart of one of Barnet’s most deprived communities,” said Barnet Homes Head of Partnerships David Thomas.

Overall, Morgan Sindall Property Services invested £24,576.31 worth of value in the forms of labour and materials to deliver this community refurbishment project.

One of MSPS’s unique selling points is social value, and this project shows how they choose to work on sustainable projects that will deliver for their clients’ local communities long after their contract term.