Galloway’s Society for the Blind

Galloways building project
Morecambe, Lancashire
Galloway’s Society for the Blind

This state-of-the-art community centre and hub serves the whole of the blind community throughout Lancashire, providing opportunities for visitors to develop communication and relationships within the local community.

Galloways building contractor
building contractor north west
Galloways renovation
Building contractor UK

The works consisted of the development of an existing art deco building within a conservation area in Morecambe town centre. Restoration of the building’s façade was key to the success of this project, restoring key architectural and original features, which were designed into the modern and stylish building fit-out.

Restored features specifically included a panel of mosaic tiles at the front entrance, and ornate pillars at the entrance to the café. The extension was sympathetically designed with windows complementing the existing building which formed part of the planning application, with reclaimed materials also used to protect and restore the building’s features.

A social enterprise café was created alongside an ‘ideas store’, offices, meeting rooms, and recording studios for the charity’s talking newspaper. External works included new car parking, landscaping, and infrastructure.

The 38-week project was successfully completed on programme, within budget, and with minimal disruption to the charity’s operations and neighbouring businesses.

Being situated in a busy shopping environment, it was vital to liaise with the town council, and other contractors on site in the area, working as part of a wider regeneration programme. Through this approach we were able to minimisenoise and traffic disruption caused by construction traffic including deliveries and waste collections.

What our client said

“Overall, I have been delighted with the work of Warden’s staff throughout the project. While we came across several challenges, I always found Khurram and Mike helpful over and above expectations. I am delighted with the finished product, and with Warden, for committing extra time in supporting our charity walk across Morecambe Bay, and for helping us achieve an exemplary site for our opening this week.”

Stuart Clayton, Galloway’s Society for the Blind

Warden signage on building

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