Providing support across Yorkshire – from the local to the wider region
Newburn’s Temporary Electrical division has now completed works on the revitalised Doncaster Wool Market, a key part of the borough’s Urban Centre Masterplan. And, on a more local level, the company were pleased to support a local charity concert, raising money for the mental health charity, Andy’s Man Club.
Doncaster Wool Market
Newburn were commissioned by Doncaster Council to provide a range of services for the £7million transformation of the Grade II-listed Wool Market, a central part of the council’s ambitious plans to transform the town centre. The first major regeneration project to be completed since the launch of the Urban Centre Masterplan, the Wool Market is now an attractive and welcoming destination, providing a new and enhanced offer to retailers and customers. Extended opening hours, into the evenings, together with live performances on Fridays throughout the summer and a stage with TV cameras installed for cookery demonstrations have transformed the market area into a vibrant and bustling location, attracting 75,000 visitors over the opening weekend.
For this 18-month project, Newburn supplied a range of mechanical and electrical site services, including cabin connection, floodlighting for public walkways, transformer hire and the temporary lighting and wiring inside the building while the renovation works were being carried out. The significant investment in the renovation is, Ros Jones (Doncaster’s elected Mayor) explains, the borough’s way of ‘fighting back’ against the decline of town centres that is happening across the UK. Mark Henstock, managing director at Newburn Power, comments,
“We all know that things are difficult for our local high streets right now, and Newburn are very happy to have been able to support a project that is addressing these challenges, and helping to boost both the retail and the visitor economy of Yorkshire.”
Newburn Power walkway floodlighting during renovation
More locally, Newburn were equally happy to help when their expertise in power and logistics for events was required in South Kirkby, the Wakefield town where Newburn’s head office is based. Peter Steel, who had played in bands with his brother Chris since they were children, organised the charity concert after Chris took his own life, aged 31. Peter gathered together members of the brothers’ old band, Here’s Jonny, and the concert also featured indie and acoustic sets, with the whole event supported by Litestructures, the concert experts for whom Chris worked as a fabricator for 14 years. Taking place outside the Traveller’s Inn in South Kirkby, Newburn Power helped the event by providing free Hiab transport for delivery and collection. The memorial concert raised money for Andy’s Man Club, the Halifax-based charity which raises awareness around male suicide and depression, running support groups across the UK, with the associated campaign #ITSOKTOTALK.