8build is the main partner of our Building The Ark project. It offers bespoke solutions for procuring and delivering fit out and construction projects throughout a variety of sectors and has been working with us since 2015.
Nigel Bellamy is a Founding Board Director of 8build and, alongside his colleagues, he has enjoyed creating and growing an innovative, friendly and successful construction organisation in the UK.
Here’s more about 8build from Nigel…
“It is part of 8build’s culture to do one charitable project ‘at no cost’ per year. As a main contractor, we have worked on this basis for several charities such as The Salvation Army, Centrepoint, The Big House and The Royal British Legion.
The Ark’s project consultants knew of 8build’s yearly charitable contributions and quality of work and therefore recommended us for the build of Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice.
The building of The Ark has been different from any other charitable project we have completed due to the nature of the works. Normally it’s a case of renovating and refurbishing old buildings to meet the new needs. However, The Ark has been a completely new state-of-the-art design and build.
With the unique model of collaboration used by the build partners to construct The Ark, we have saved around 10% of total costs. We’ve utilised our platform with our supply chain to help cut costs, so the money can be used to provide services for more children with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions and their families.
At 8build, we believe there is nothing more important than ‘giving back’. It’s an honour to be a part of the build team and having the chance to change so many important lives. The facility has been designed to create a happy, care-free environment and we hope that by giving as little as our time and services, we have created an opportunity for the children to learn, rest and play.”
Thanks to Nigel for writing this article. To read more about The Ark and how the build is progressing see August build update from The Ark