School art project announces move to new HQ
10 May 2010
Burges Salmon and ISG plc last week held a poster signing ceremony at Bristol's One Glass Wharf, the firm's new office building currently under construction, to celebrate the achievement of three primary school children who won an artwork competition organised by the two firms on the topic of construction site safety.
Burges Salmon's new headquarters at One Glass Wharf comprises 80% of the five-storey waterfront building, located at the heart of the Temple Quay Central Development. Interior fit-out contractor ISG is now installing fixtures and fittings.
In support of its new local community Burges Salmon, in collaboration with ISG, invited the children of Hannah More Primary School, which is situated close to One Glass Wharf, to take part in an art competition aimed at raising awareness of health, safety and environmental best practice on construction sites. In addition ISG led a project to refurbish a dilapidated classroom used for after school activities.
Burges Salmon's Head of Corporate Responsibility, Tim Illston, said:
"We are really looking forward to moving into our new building in Bristol later this year and have been getting to know our new neighbours by channelling our community efforts into the local area. Providing support to the school through this project and the classroom transformation has been a real pleasure."
Competition winners Rayan, Hibo and Emily were each presented with a goodie bag during the school's morning assembly. Members of ISG and Burges Salmon then accompanied the children, their parents and teachers to the hoarding site where the giant poster – which incorporates all three paintings and introduces the One Glass Wharf project team members – was signed by the three children using large felt tip pens.
Lucy Hall, Head of Sustainability at ISG said:
"We have made a commitment throughout ISG to ensure that our work leaves a positive legacy in every community we work in. The quality of all the entries received from the children at Hannah More demonstrates the high level of understanding the children gained about the issues that we presented to them with the help of Ivor Goodsite, the Considerate Constructors’ mascot.”
During the Easter holidays ISG refurbished a dilapidated classroom, which is a valuable resource used as an after school club and by the local community. Burges Salmon contributed to the project by securing the agreement of One Glass Wharf furniture supplier, Bene, to kindly donate items of furniture to the classroom.