Ceilings specialist lends helping hand to Glasgow mental health charity

CEILINGS manufacturer Zentia has helped a mental health charity revamp its offices in Glasgow.

Zentia donated 300 sqm of its mineral ceiling tiles to the refurbishment of the offices that are home to the Glasgow Mental Health Network charity. The charity has been based in Templeton Business Centre, in the east end of the city, for the last 15 years, but the building is more than 100-years-old and was in need of improvement.

As part of the wider project, Zentia supplied ceiling systems through subcontractor Glasgow Ceilings, who installed the 600mm x 600mm tiles on a Prelude 24 TLS grid in the medical rooms and corridors.

Zentia sales and marketing director Graham Taylor said, “We were delighted to be able to provide some tangible assistance to our subcontractor and main contractor partners in all of our efforts to help people who need mental health support.”

Glasgow Ceilings’ director Gerrard Winter explained the business was asked to get involved through main contractor BAM Construction, who support the HWS Helping Hand initiative as part of its social value commitment to a hub project in Parkhead.

Jim Ward, regional director at BAM Construction, commented, “This was a great opportunity for BAM Construction and our supply chain to demonstrate our commitment to the local community and the social value that our projects deliver.”

HWS is a joint-venture organisation owned by both the public and private sectors which works with public bodies in the Greater Glasgow and Clyde area to design and construct facilities which provide services to local communities.

A HWS spokesperson said, “This year, we’re supporting a charity whose work is more in demand now than it has ever been – the Mental Health Network in the east end of Glasgow. This has been on the back of our project with the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde at Parkhead, a £70 million new health and care centre.

“We visited the charity to create a ‘wish list’ of items they would love to have refurbished and we sent this wish list to our supply chain. As they are supporters of our previous Helping Hands projects they responded very generously. We have had every item on the wish list allocated and this also includes volunteers and cash donations. The overall value of the works will be in excess of £100,000.”

Gerrard Winter said, “We were more than happy to be involved with the project, as it’s a mental health unit, it is a great help to the local community. Our first large-scale project involving Zentia was with BAM Construction at Clydebank Health Centre which was completed in 2021, and we are hoping to be involved with the Parkhead project being delivered through BAM and HWS.”

The distributor was CCF, Glasgow.