Mace, in a joint effort with developers and other stakeholders, recently celebrated a project milestone at the new Vauxhall Sky Gardens in London for the completion of its exterior. The celebration included a performance by Wyvil Primary School’s steel drum band ‘Wings of Steel’. The firm, as part of its wider community support efforts, raised £5,700 for the school, a part of which has seen the addition of new steel pans for the band.
Four of the major construction firms working on the exterior of the new Vauxhall Sky Gardens development in London – Mace, Fraser Property, YOO Design and Caddick Developments – recently celebrated the completion of the exterior. The new building, situated on 143 to 161 Wandsworth Road in London, is set for completion in 2017. Upon delivery it will offer a mixture of commercial and residential spaces – across an 8 storey tower and 36 storey tower block.
To mark the milestone, the firms celebrated with a number of invited guests, among which the steel drum band from Wyvil Primary School. The school neighbours the new development and is a stakeholder within the wider development. As part of their community activity, Mace sponsored the equipment for the band by raising £5,700 for the school. The raised funds have gone towards the purchase of new steel pans as well as expanding the number of pupils in the band.
Head of School at Wyvil Primary School, Rachel Pereira da Silva, says, “After many years of pan playing, the old steel pans were looking battered and slightly worse for wear. The donation from the Mace project team at Vauxhall Sky Gardens meant that the Wings of Steel band was given a new lease of life with new pans and more members joining. It’s therefore been a fantastic opportunity for the children to show their appreciation and play for the audience at last week’s event.”
Chris Harrison, Mace Project Director at Vauxhall Sky Gardens, comments, “This is a key milestone for us on the project and a chance to thank the team for getting us this far – ahead of programme. It’s also wonderful to have Wings of Steel here to celebrate with us and show off their amazing skills on the steel pans! We have now just nine months to completion so it’s the final push before residents and businesses can move in and enjoy such a fantastic development.”