We were delighted to welcome volunteers from the Manchester office of commercial real estate services and investment firm CBRE.

8 am Friday morning and we were overwhelmed by the seemingly endless number of volunteers who had gave up their time to help improve our work and community spaces. Swapping computers and pens for paint brushes and spades, they spent the whole day completely transforming our indoor and outdoor spaces for our members.

A huge thank you to CBRE Manchester for organising and managing the transformation. Also, we would like to thank all the subcontractors who worked tirelessly and shared their own experiences of autism with us.

Our dark and worn old fencing received a very welcome lick of paint.
Attention to detail certainly paid off.
Nearly finished now and the panels are transformed. Amazing what a good coat of paint can do.
Our front garden and got a bit overgrown and a professional touch was very welcome.
All the beds expertly cleared and made ready for planting.
The beds were were covered with bark chippings then planted up.
Attention to detail certainly paid off.
The team from Mitie gardening discuss the final touches that need doing.
With the sun still shining, the last bit of planting commenced.
With all the planting done, there was just time to take a well-earned break.
It’s amazing how many old documents you accumulate over time.
The cellar was cleared, painted and completely tidied. What a transformation.
We cannot thank the team from CBRE Manchester and all the sub-contractors enough. They did such an amazing and incredible job.

We would like to thank:

Mitie –  is one of the UK’s leading facilities management and professional services company. Mitie attended and did all the gardening works and planted the flowers in the back.
CBRE – is the global leader in commercial real estate services and investment. Put in their time and labour. 
EPT – are donating a fence panel.
NSS – is a nationwide specialist services provider. Attended to guttering and window cleaning as well as a skip.
Drainage Consultants – is a one stop shop for all your drainage needs. Did the jet washing and donated £500 which we used for paint, PPE and refreshments. 
UK-GG Ltd – is one of the UK’s leading contract glazing specialists are to come back for window replacements downstairs.
B&M Waste Services –  is a recycling-led waste management solutions throughout the UK. Provided a free skip on the day. 

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