FAIRFIELD (Buxton) Band can practice as loudly as they want without fear of raising the roof – thanks to £20,000 worth of work by a construction firm.
Pochin Construction Ltd, the company behind the new Buxton Water bottling plant at Waterswallows, teamed up with Nestle to carry out much needed work to transform the band’s hall in Fairfield.
The company were informed about the renovation work that was needed on the band hall by the Bingham Trust. A generous donation from Nestle to fix the band hall’s roof meant the construction team could work with subcontractors to renovate the interior.
As the renovated premises were handed back to the band last week, Ken Atkins, President of Fairfield Band, said: “We greatly appreciate the work carried out by Pochin and Nestle. We could not fund such renovations.
“Now we can hire the room to other bands and community groups and this will help us pay for ongoing maintenance costs and utility bills in the future.”
Work that has been carried out has included: a new roof including a skylight, plastering and painting of the walls; new flooring and carpeting throughout; a suspended ceiling with new lighting and a new bathroom.
The completed programme of work would have cost the band over £20,000 had they paid for it themselves but the subcontractors on site at Waterswallows donated labour, materials and their expertise to bring it in at a fraction of the price.
Lara Da Rocha-Faria, CSR Manager from Pochin, said: “It’s a good feeling to give back to the communities within which we work and the renovation of the Fairfield Band Hall is one way in which we can use our construction skills and supply chain to maintain a facilitily that will serve a wide variety of groups within Buxton.
“We are very proud of the Nestle bottling plant and distribution centre on Waterswallows and this is our thank you to the community for their patience and understanding during the construction programme.”