BBC DIY SOS Project
Canada Street Manchester
Nortons Hiab Services Ltd are proud to have been involved in the BBC DIY SOS project
in Canada Street,Manchester,which is just round the corner from our HQ.
DIY SOS used Nortons facilities for storage and setting up their catering tents.
Our Transport Department also volunteered services on the project.
The BBC programme DIY SOS with Presenter Nick Knowles undertook its biggest project to date renovating 62 houses across two streets.
The homes and the purpose built Support Centre will provide accommodations and facilities for war veterans.
Princes William and Harry visited the site and were happy to assist with renovations and get their hands dirty during their day visit.
The Wounded and Adactus Housing Groups with Manchester City Council,combined with a huge amount of time,skills,resources and items generously donated to the project by volunteer contractors and private individuals.
The Veterans Village officially opened on Monday 28th September 2015.
Viewers could watch the finished project on October 14 and 21 2015 on BBC1.
Danny Murray: "I would like to start with a big THANK YOU from everybody at ISG for the extremely valuable support you provided for Walking With The Wounded/DIY SOS: The Big Build, Veterans Special. Our thanks can be added to the many testimonials received on the project, particularly from Nick Knowles and his team, who emphasised the importance of your support on the BBC shows and accompanying interviews, and also via social media. Manchester City Council, Haig Housing and Walking With the Wounded (WWTW) have also expressed their thanks. There is no doubt - we could not have done it without you. Your generosity of time and materials was crucial to the success of this massive project, the biggest ever Big Build, and your contributions to the fundraising for WWTW will help the charity in firmly establishing their North West base. "" 23/11/2015