A team of Axis employees and subcontractors recently refurbished Tabernacle Christian Centre, a community based church in North Kensington used to support victims of the Grenfell Tower fire.
The opportunity to carry out the project arose when Carla Piedade, Contracts Manager spoke to a resident who mentioned that the centre was hosting a Christmas party for over 100 survivor families. Initially Carla saw this as an opportunity to donate some gifts for the party, however upon visiting the centre she soon realised that a lot more needed to be done.
After speaking with Joe Ibrahim, Managing Director of Projects, it was decided that Axis and a team of subcontractors would work together to help bring the building back to life. Over the course of 10 days Michael Burke, Apprentice Master and his team of apprentices carried out redecoration works, whilst a number of subcontractors completed both internal and external repairs. All of the paint was kindly donated by Dulux and all of the materials were supplied by each subcontractor at their own cost.
Commenting on the works Pastor Derrick Wilson said, “All of our resources went into what happened after Grenfell so we couldn’t do any of the repairs. Having the works completed by Axis meant so much to us as a church, and the Grenfell community. It really is such a blessing and we are so appreciative of what has been done”.
Going forward the newly refurbished centre is going to be used for a number of activities including a weekly food bank for the deprived areas of Grenfell, counselling for survivors, and regular coffee mornings.