The construction company currently working on Katherine’s $7.2 million service station has made one of the largest contributions to the Men’s Shed yet.
WA-based Mitie Construction has offered much needed help in renovating the new site.
“In renovating the shed, it was obvious that with more than four different concrete floors at different levels, what we really needed was a new concrete pad so that we could re-erect the shed on a stronger base,” Katherine Men’s Shed secretary Chris Dixon said.
“I was amazed to receive a phone call from Steve Temple, Director of Mitie Construction, who is based in Perth. Steve offered some help. And what a help this is turning out to be,” he said.
“Mitie Construction have offered to do the whole thing, all we needed to do was to break up and remove the existing multi layer floors.”
The existing floor has been removed to make way for the construction company to complete the work before the end of the year.
“This would have been a huge undertaking for the Men's Shed Committee,” Mr Dixon said.
“Mitie have now become our biggest sponsor for which we will be eternally grateful.”
Director of Mitie Construction Stephen Temple said he is pleased to be contributing locally sourced materials as well as local tradies to the Men’s Shed project.
“We believe it is a great local cause,” Mr Temple said.
“When people reach retirement it is great for them to have something engageing to get involved in and as a construction company the Men’s Shed is something we can really get behind,” he said.
Mr Temple said the project is to commence in the next couple of weeks and is expected to take just a couple of days.