Published 13 June 2019
BAM Construction's site team at Stobhill Hospital responded to a plea for help from Springburn Park Men's Shed who were looking for off-cuts of timber but ended up with two 32 foot cabins for the organisation.
Located within Springburn Park, Springburn Park Men's Shed is run by volunteers and offers a place where men can meet, socialise and work on projects or hobbies.
Volunteer, Tom Bennett approached BAM for any discarded timber which they could put to good use within their wooodworking shop. However, when Project Manager, Paul Allen and his team learned of the good work and support that was being offered they stepped in to help and offered them two site cabins.
Paul explained, " Tom was looking for some old pallets but when he told us about the Shed and what it meant to the guys who met there it really struck a cord with me and we wanted to help. We discussed it internally and were able to donate two of our unused site cabins. Tom was very grateful and was keen to try and install power in two existing sheds but the quote he'd received wasn't affordable.
"We reached out to our supply partners and within hours, building services company, Arc-Tech had offered to install the power to the existing sheds and the two cabins donated by BAM. Arc-Tech then contacted their supply partners, MEF, Edmundsons and Nationwide Platforms, who have kindly agreed to donate the lifting equipment to carry out these works and also supply the volunteers with power tools to assist them with making their bespoke furniture.
"It really was fantastic the way everyone pulled together as it was easy to how a relatively simple idea can transform people's everyday living and give them an outlet to be positive."
Tom said: "I still can't believe the generosity of BAM! I stopped by the site one day to ask for any broken pallets or timber off-cuts we could collect, and ended up with two Portakabins!