Church praises Frank Haslam Milan for cooking up a treat
Published by Diana Maccarthy for Keepmoat in Housing and also in Local Government
A CULINARY treat was cooked up for Roseville Methodist Church in Coseley – after Frank Haslam Milan (FHM), part of Keepmoat, fitted a brand new kitchen in the church hall free of charge.
The church is close to Willowfields, the new multi-million extra care scheme built by community regeneration specialist FHM for Midland Heart.
The church was used as the venue for ‘founders’ meetings - for residents who were looking to move into the state-of-the-art scheme and sample the lifestyle - before it officially opened.
To say thank you to Roseville for the use of the church hall, Keepmoat replaced its 40-year-old kitchen, fitting swish, modern units complete with a new double sink – a donation worth £2,500.
The church members were delighted with the new kitchen especially as they got to choose the colour and style of the fittings.
Mary Pearce, the Church hall’s hiring secretary, said: “The original kitchen was wooden but after some 40 years, it had seen better days. We’re absolutely over the moon with the new kitchen, it’s wonderful and looks lovely. We’re very grateful to FHM for fitting it, it makes such a difference.”
The Willowfields development in Whitehouse Street includes 72 apartments and extensive communal facilities for the over 55s, including a gym, a multi-functional hall with stage, a laundry, dining room, hobby room with kiln, library with IT facilities, hair and beauty salon and greenhouse.
Willow Fields was designed in accordance with the Design and Quality Standards and achieved a BREEAM Multi-Residential certificate of ‘Very Good’.
Carl Larter, New Business and Development at Midland Heart, said: “Community engagement forms an important part of the work we do during the build stages of any new development and we are delighted that our contractors have supported Roseville Methodist Church in the contruction of their new kitchen.
“It is not just about providing affordable housing solutions for the region, but what is also best for the surrounding communities we work within.”
Neil Baxter, Regional Managing Director for Keepmoat Midlands, said, “Keepmoat are always looking for ways to benefit the wider community to leave a lasting legacy after the completion of the development. We were thrilled to be able to help out Roseville church as we had a close relationship with them throughout the project, we hope they enjoy their new kitchen.”