Monday 1 July 2013 – Media Release
New Hospice Garden Delivered by Canary Wharf Contractors
From 1 July residents, visitors and staff of Demelza Hospice Care for Children in Sittingbourne, Kent have a brand new landscaped ‘Garden of Tranquillity’, thanks to the efforts of Canary Wharf Contractors Limited.
The Canary Wharf Contractors team and their supply chain, currently building the 25/30 Churchill Place development at Canary Wharf, has donated design and project management services, construction equipment, labour, materials, trees and shrubs to create the garden over the past nine months. In the process, they have raised over £500,000 in cash and in-kind donations from almost 70 or their sub-contractors and suppliers, with staff volunteering their labour over numerous weekends to create the Garden.
The Garden of Tranquillity features landscaped gardens, a picnic area, an obelisk water feature, sensory areas, a stone bridge and walkway. It will be a special place for reflection and remembrance, as well as a fun and welcoming area for children staying at the hospice.
Demelza Hospice Care for Children supports almost 800 life-limited and life-threatened children and their families across Kent, South East London and East Sussex. The charity offers respite, symptom control, end-of-life care and bereavement support for families with children who are either life limited or suffer from conditions which mean they need a lot of specialist care.
Cormac MacCrann, Executive Director of Canary Wharf Contractors said: “We have been a staunch supporter of Demelza for many years and it is terrific that we have been able to bring our collaborative approach to project delivery to build this garden for them. We are hugely grateful to our friends in our supply chain who have helped us in the project, all of whom went way beyond the call of duty in their participation. Demelza Hospice Care make such a valuable difference to the lives of critically-ill young people and their families, which makes it extremely gratifying to have helped to improve the physical landscape of the hospice.
The Garden of Tranquillity officially opened on 1 July, with an event hosted by Radio 2 DJ and Presenter Chris Evans.
Canary Wharf Group
John Garwood/Hamish McDougall
Canary Wharf Group plc
Tel: 020 7418 2326
Simon Sporborg/Elizabeth Adams
Brunswick Group LLP
Tel: 020 7404 5959
Demelza Children’s Hospice
Tel: 01795 845270
For more information visit www.demelza.org.uk
Notes to editors
Companies that have supported the design and construction of the Demelza Hospice Care Garden of Tranquillity include:
Av Group & Danzer Ltd
BAS/Logic Electrical Contractors
Calco Technical and Professional Recruitment
Canary Wharf Contractors
Canary Wharf Management
Carlos Silva Ltd
Cleveland Cable Company Ltd
Dave Cheek (personal donation)
Edmundsons Electrical Twickenham Branch
Kent Plant and Tools
Man Woodwork Ltd
Medway Galvanising Company
Miss Dobbs Catering
P J C Light Studio
PW Safety Limited
Sandblast Sign Company
Supreme Turf & Soils Ltd
About Canary Wharf Group plc
Canary Wharf Group plc is an integrated property development, investment and management group of companies. Canary Wharf has a working population of nearly 100,000 people in a diverse range of sectors for some of the world’s leading companies. It has paved the way for the regeneration of London’s Docklands and one in five Canary Wharf workers now lives in a local East London borough. It has helped London and the City consolidate its position at the centre of the business world.
The Group has plans in place to continue to develop Canary Wharf in the coming years. This will be in parallel with other central London developments such as the Shell Centre on the South Bank (in a joint venture with Qatari Diar) and 20 Fenchurch Street in the City of London (in a joint venture with Land Securities). The Group is currently constructing the Canary Wharf Crossrail Station ahead of schedule and on budget, which received the Crossrail tunnel boring machines in 2013. It is also building a new headquarters for the European Medicines Agency at 25/30 Churchill Place.
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