Giving back – another local success story

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At Solid Structures we feel strongly about giving back. We not only want to be part of our local community, we also want to help shape the community. One of our associate engineers, Paul Mills, has done exactly that.

With a waiting list of nearly 500 gymnasts and a track record of success, Paul’s local gymnastics club in Carterton is in desperate need of new premises. The club has been running for 30 years and has produced gymnasts competing at international events, including the Commonwealth Games, all out of a school gym where equipment is put out and away every session. So the dream was born to create a permanent, large, fully equipped gym space, where gymnastic talent can be fully nurtured and exposed to the world arena, whilst also providing opportunities to a larger community, by offering gymnastics and complimentary sports to all ages and abilities.

Paul has played a pivotal role in identifying potential options for the permanent home for Carterton gymnastics Club. Working in collaboration with Solid Structures, Paul had access to our expertise on construction methods, costings and office resources to inform the feasibility studies for a variety of new build and refurbishment options. This process resulted in Paul producing a change of use planning application to West Oxfordshire County Council for a disused retail warehouse in Carterton on behalf of the club.

We look forward to seeing Carterton Gymnastics Club moving into their permanent home and wish them every success in the fund-raising campaign -!

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