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Flooring donated to local social enterprise MAKLab


McLaughlin & Harvey, in partnership with Dumfries & Galloway Council, has donated recycled gym flooring from the DG One Leisure Complex, to a local social enterprise.

McLaughlin & Harvey is currently refurbishing the Leisure Complex after it closed in October 2014.

MAKLab, a social enterprise charity with a base in Dumfries, provide support to the local community through the production and promotion of visual art, design and craft. Working in partnership with Upland, a visual art, design and craft development organisation, MAKLab raise the profile of the creative industries within Dumfries in a national and international context, and have become well known and appreciated within the community.

Samuel Sparrow, Studio Manager at MAKLab explained, “Since coming to Dumfries a year ago we set up the studio with all the equipment we needed, but we always looked a bit temporary. People were always asking if we were here to stay, this was most noticeable through the concrete flooring we had inherited. With this kind donation it has allowed us to look far more established and has a big effect on how the studio looks and we have had a lot of positive comments.”

While working on site, Bradagh Joiners carefully uplifted the floor and left it in a reusable condition in order for WB Joinery to relay the flooring in MAKLab’s premises.

Kevin Young, Project Manager at McLaughlin & Harvey said, “It’s great to be able to make donations to the community, as not only does it let us connect with the locals and build relationships while working in the area but it also allows us to help protect the environment through recycling materials.”

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