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Blackpool Civic Trust Award 2009

We are pleased to announce that St John’s Primary School has won the coveted Blackpool Civic Trust Best New Build in Blackpool Award 2009.

The school is located on a tight site in Blackpool’s busy town centre. It is unique in design and received a BREEAM rating of “Very Good” at the design stage.

The structure is a steel frame with terracotta cladding to the main elevation and has playdecks on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd floors.

Also included in the works was a covered car park to the rear of the building bitmac surfacing and soft play area.

Well done to everyone involved in the project!

A VIP Visits The Boathouse Project

The Boathouse Project is the brainchild of Reverand Graham Rouse who runs joinery workshops for disadvantaged youngsters. The Reverand, who is the priest in charge of St Mary’s, St Peter’s and Holy Trinty church in South Shore Blackpool, runs the workshops supported by local business including F Parkinson Ltd working with the various council and community agencies . We provide 2 tradesmen to supervisor and advise the youngsters who range in ages from early teens to under 21. Today, 6th November,  the VIP was The Archbishop of Canterbury who spent an hour in the workshop meeting the volunteers, sponsors and youngster before speeding off in a Blackpool tram for a ltraditional lunch of Fish and Chips.

IiP

We are pleased to announce that after our two day assessment the company has been accredited with the IiP Standard for a further 3 years.

The IiP assessor gave the company a glowing report and stated that we had excelled in the procedures and practices that we have in place.

A big thank you to everyone for all the help in acheiving this important standard which along with the company’s other accrediations can only assist us in improving our business performance.

Well Done everyone!

Northern Diocese Board of Education Framework

We were delighted to hear that we were successful in yet again securing another framework.

This particular framework is for Cumbria, Lancashire and York Dioceses and will run for 4 years covering the construction of school buildings. The full programme of works will be dependant on future budget approvals but will comprise of new build and refurbishment projects ranging in value from £500k up to £6 million.

Currently we are on two sites for the Diocese Board of Education, St Johns Primary school – Blackpool – new build project value in excess of £3m and St Stephens school – Blackburn – new build project value in excess of £5m.

We look forward to working on many more projects for each Diocese.

Recently won contracts – Blackpool

We are pleased to have successfully secured the new build extension and refurbishment at Blackpool Victoria Hospital for a new Urgent Care Centre.

Recently won contracts – Manchester

Manchester office has currently won the Limes contract at Manchester University as well as undertaking its 1st Framework 1 Project for Manchester City Council for the refurbishment of Platt Hall. Our Manchester office continue to undertake smallworks for manchester City Council under their Smallworks Framework

Recently won contracts – York

Our York office has recently won the contract for the new 2 storey extension and major refurbishment of King James School in Knaresborough and currently they are on site at Stockton Splash. They are also undertaking smallworks for several councils within its operational area.

Appointment of New Finance Director

With the retirement of Frank Hull, Finance Director, in April Bobby Wilson was appointed the company’s new Finance Director.

Bobby has been the company’s finance controller since joining the company in 2007 from which time he worked along side Frank ensuring that there was continuity once Frank retired.

Although retired Frank still has an interest in the company as a major shareholder and is available to the business on a consultancy basis.

ISO 14001

We are delighted to announce that after a 2 day assessment of the business by ISOQAR, we are now ISO 14001 accredited.

This is a huge accomplishment for the company due to the continual hard work of all employees involved who have been busy over the last 6 months undertaking the following;

Manchester Framework One Bid

We are pleased to announce that Parkinson’s have successfully secured a place as one of the 5 contractors partnering with Manchester City Council on their 2009 Framework One.

This framework is a 4 year programme of work that covers all education and public building construction projects between the values of £500,000 and £4,000,000.

Our team, through the enthusiasm of all involved, worked hard to secure our place and we are all delighted with the result.

We look forward to working with Manchester City Council on numerous projects throughout the next four years, in order to assist in providing improved benefits for the local community.

“Me and my friends love the dance studio, the hall is massive and the teaching rooms, so I would like to say a big thank you!!!”

Testimonials from St Stephens School pupils