Having been based in Sutton Coldfield for over 25 years, WSP (formerly Mouchel) are moving from their current home on the Parade to relocate in new premises in Birmingham city centre. And as a way of saying ‘goodbye’ to Sutton Coldfield and to leave a lasting legacy to reinforce the time spent here the staff volunteered to carry out a “Big Build” type project.
The project took place at the Seymour Centre in South Parade, Sutton Coldfield on Friday 22nd June. The centre, managed by Birmingham Age UK, provides day care and activities for people in the later stages of dementia.
Around 60 staff completed, in one day, a list of wishes from the centre which they have been unable to complete themselves since they moved into the building 18 months ago.
The tasks included painting, decorating, tiling, and work to complete the sensory garden which has created a new outdoor space from a previously overgrown and unused area.
WSP also donated outdoor benches and two shop front scenes to create a reminiscence area as these types of images have proven to help stimulate memories and improve and encourage communication amongst people living with dementia.