Leading energy, services, and regeneration specialist ENGIE has assisted an Outdoor Education Centre in getting kids back out and enjoying the open water after building a new jetty and slipway.
The jetty, at the Ghyll Head Outdoor Education Centre on Windermere lake, had been badly damaged through age and storms and was in need of repair.
ENGIE was contracted by the centre’s owners – Manchester City Council – to construct a replacement jetty and slipway to improve accessibility, allowing the able-bodied and disabled children who use Ghyll Head to undertake more outdoor activities and enjoy being out on Windermere.
Working with contracted partners Teignmouth Maritime Services to undertake the specialist work, the timber jetty was built over the summer alongside a concrete slipway leading from the boat-house into the water.
Alyson Seddon, Head of Education & Public Buildings at ENGIE, said: “We were delighted to continue our relationship with Ghyll Head and Manchester City Council by constructing a brand-new jetty and slipway at the Windermere base. We know how important the centre is to communities across the region and what it means to everyone to complete these works.
“Replacing the old, structure with one that’s fit for purpose will allow all the users of the centre to have access to the lake and enjoy being able to get out and enjoy being on the open water.”
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