Author: Helen@moffatgroup.co.uk

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New Visitor Centre at Dean Castle Country Park

[metaslider id=703]Following on from our story in February this year works at the newly refurbished visitor centre at Dean Castle Country Park are now complete.  The works carried out are part of a £4m investment by the Heritage Lottery Fund’s “Parks for People” and the aim is to create a Centre for Educational Excellence and a Visitor Orientation Hub along with a new Centre for Rural Life.

Parks for People funding helps to conserve the heritage that makes historic parks special. And it gives local people a say in how they are managed in the future. Projects improve people’s wellbeing and knowledge of their area, and make communities better places to live, work and visit.

Works on the Centre for Rural Life are still ongoing and expected to be completed before the end of the year so the park can be fully operational for new visitors in the spring 2018.  With the enhanced experience for visitors it is expected that the centre will be key to the ongoing success of the park as a tourist and educational attraction nationwide.

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Works Complete on New Lidl Bucksburn Store in Aberdeen

[metaslider id=688]The works have completed on the new Lidl store at Bucksburn in Aberdeen and the store had a grand opening on 2nd November.  The first Lidl UK opened its doors in 1994 and, just over twenty years later, they now have over 650 stores and ten distribution centres across Great Britain employing some 20,000 people.

The Moffat Group have now worked with our partners on the refurbishment and building of over 14 stores on behalf of Lidl UK and the continued refurbishment programme is continuing to upgrade the stores for a better shopping experience for the customer.

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Moffat Group Ltd Sponsor DEBRA Ladies Lunch

[metaslider id=675]Moffat Group Ltd were delighted to be a main sponsor of the DEBRA Ladies Lunch on Sunday 17th September at Grand Central Hotel.  Following the efforts of the ladies attending the fundraising raised a record breaking amount of £41,500 to continue the amazing work that the charity undertakes.  DEBRA is the national charity that supports individuals and families affected by Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) – a painful genetic skin blistering condition which, in the worst cases, can be fatal.

The lunch was a great day out which was hosted by Heather Kane and featured live music from The Jerseytones.

Please click here for more information on DEBRA charity.

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Recent Proteus Industrial Case Study

Following the recent works at Huntershill Sports Centre, Moffat Electrical Services were highlighted in a recent Proteus case study. Moffat Electrical Services Ltd proposed Proteus Industrial Switchgear to electrical consultants Atkins Global UK for the incoming mains supply. The installation consisted of various wall mounting IP3X distribution boards, split load boards and MCCB panel boards, fully fitted with devices, surge protection and metering.

The direct dialogue with the installation contractors established the exact requirements and meant that each board was purpose-made to their exact specifications. The boards then arrived on site fully assembled saving valuable time to the installing engineers. Alan Hay, Estimating Director of the Moffat Group said “We have used Proteus over many years and do so whenever we can. Having the units pre-built at the factory was a great time saver and allowed us to complete all the quicker”.

 

Click here for more information on the Proteus products used and also to view the case study in full.

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Work Commences at Auchinairn’s New Community Centre

Moffat Electrical Services secured the M&E package for the works to be done at Auchinairn’s new community centre.

Auchinairn’s new community facility and early years centre, being built as part of the Council’s Auchinairn Place Project, is set to benefit from £1.5m from the Scottish Government’s Regeneration Capital Grant Fund (RCGF)*.

The building, due to open next spring, will be on the site of the old Auchinairn Primary and will provide a range of facilities for local people including a nursery, a community hall, café, meeting rooms, play area and much more.

Depute Chief Executive for Place, Neighbourhood and Corporate Assets, Thomas Glen, said, “In consultation with local people, this new centre has been designed to offer the community of Auchinairn a focal point for groups to meet and for people to access services and activities.

The new underfloor heating has just been installed and work continues to have the facilities in place for the local community as soon as possible.

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Works Complete at Huntershill Sports Centre

Works are now complete at the newly upgraded Huntershill Community Sports Hub.  Community sport hubs are Lottery-funded and are one of sportscotland’s key programmes which contributes to Legacy and supports local sport clubs to play their part in a world class sporting system.

Following the investment the new changing areas and facilities are proving a great hit with the local community groups who use the facilities.  The work is continuing to deliver a long-term ambition for a major new community sports facility to provide better sports facilities for youngsters and clubs within the Dunbartonshire area.

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Craigneuk & Petersburn Action for Kids Support

[metaslider id=557]Prior to the schools returning Moffat Group were delighted to sponsor a “kids day out” for the Craigneuk and Petersburn Action for Kids group.  Over 70 kids and helpers had a fantastic day out to Blair Drummond Safari Park with the support of the Moffat Group and Bell UK.

Craigneuk and Petersburn Action for Kids Group are in their 3rd year of running and have supported over 300 kids in the local area.  They provide a youth club in the evenings and work closely with local authorities and emergency services such as the police and fire brigade to integrate the kids with the works that these services offer and can help them with.

They  have also promoted a “no tolerance” approach to bullying in the schools and local area to teach the kids to be more understanding and building respect for each other.

 

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Moffat Group Goes Continental

 

Moffat Group was on show during the recent London to Paris charity 300 mile cycle in aid of Alzheimer’s Society.  Our employee John Ferguson finished this challenge in spectacular style.  Pictured in front of the Eiffel Tower emotions were high and John admitted that “The challenge was the toughest, most gruelling challenge that I have every undertaken.  However the people that I met on the journey were an inspiration to keep going as there were plenty of times I felt like giving up!”

During the journey John saw first hand the great work that this charity does for sufferers and reinforced the determination to reach the finish.  It was particularly humbling to meet 2 brothers during the journey who were then met at the Eiffel Tower by their father who is currently receiving support for dementia.

To support John for his efforts pleas click here for his Just Giving link.

Please click here to find out some more information on the support available from the Alzheimer’s Society.

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Moffat Group Install Pioneering Viega Megapress System

The new Viega Megapress press connection system was specified by design consultants working at the complex site at the Rockvilla centre which is the new headquarters of the National Theatre Scotland (NTS).  The technically advanced system was an ideal solution, allowing the us install a new heating system into the complex site quickly, easily.

The £6.5 million development of the Rockvilla centre will be the headquarters of the National Theatre Scotland (NTS), allowing the theatre group for the first time to have its rehearsal and production activities under one roof. The building will consist of three rehearsal rooms, creative development spaces, a learning and community suite, production workshop, technical store, office space, meeting and social areas.

The Rockvilla centre required the installation of a new heating system within the 3,700 square metre space. For such a complex site, the consultants required a solution that was reliable and would help to reduce installation time.

Installed by Moffat Facilities Ltd in just five months, the system saves up to 60% of assembly time compared to traditional tube connection methods such as welding or threading – both of which can affect the integrity of the tube wall. The Megapress system also provides a clean connection due to its pressing function, meaning there is no excess cutting oil, metal swarf, hemp residue or jointing compound that would be used with traditional methods. Therefore valuable time was saved as the system did not require flushing to remove any residual installation debris.

The installation at the Rockvilla centre required 500 connections of the thick-walled steel fittings ranging from 15mm to 54mm, which was easy to achieve from Viega’s comprehensive selection of fittings ranging from ½” to 2”.

William Giplin, Mechanical Project Engineer at Moffat Mechanical commented on the installation: “Having worked with the system before, we knew just how easy the Megapress would be to use. Using a single press gun, the connections can be achieved in the most confined spaces – completing a full seal in a single press. With the large Rockvilla site and over 500 connections of thick walled steel tube to be made, this was crucial. We are so impressed with the Megapress system that we are continuing to use it on other sites.”

MBS Case Study for more information on the project.

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Refurbishment Works at Excelsior Stadium Get Underway

Refurbishment works get underway at Airdrieonians’ Excelsior Stadium in preparation for “The Wonderful Crazy Night” tour of Elton John.  The Moffat Group are excited to be part of this iconic evening and have started work on the electrical testing of the stadium to upgrade the facilities and ensure the best possible experience for all spectators.  Working closely with The Bell Group the stadium is having a complete refurbishment with teams of painters on site for the past few weeks.

Paul Hetherington, Excelsior Stadium’s managing director, told the Advertiser: “We have embarked on a redecoration programme to make sure that the stadium is looking its best so that it’s a good advert for Airdrie and the stadium as a venue – and to encourage other big acts to come to our town.

“I’m thoroughly looking forward to the concert itself. We have been working with Moffat and Bells over the past few weeks, two big Airdrie-based companies.  It has been all hands on deck and will continue to be so until the big day on June 24.”

Craig Moffat, managing director of Moffat Group, has offered his company’s services for free.  He explained: “The concert will be fabulous; it will be a great event for Airdrie. It has taken a fair bit of resources and time and effort to put it together.  I’ve know Paul [Hetherington] from school and when he asked us to help out I was happy to volunteer our services.  Overall we’ve had about half a dozen guys working on the stadium on all the electrical and mechanical work.

“We have helped to ensure that their safety standards are up to scratch.”