A nice surprise for visitors and staff as Carnegie Theatre refurb gets underway

Staff and visitors at the Carnegie Theatre in Workington got a nice surprise following a visit from Kier and sub-contractor Enigma who has been busy refurbishing dressing and meeting rooms to help improve the building’s internal space.

Kier has been appointed to deliver a major infrastructure project at Sellafield. The project has been awarded through the Programme and Project Partners (PPP) major infrastructure delivery programme, which supports the Sellafield Ltd purpose to create a clean and safe environment for future generations. Enigma has been appointed to support Kier in delivering the project.

PPP is a 20-year partnership, established by Sellafield Ltd through contracts with KBR, Jacobs, Morgan Sindall Infrastructure and Altrad Babcock in 2019, to support the decommissioning of Sellafield.

Volunteers from the project have painted dressing rooms, fitted new doors, carried out joinery work – transferring old office space into rentable meeting and work rooms, which will help generate extra income for the theatre.  This was following a match on Cumbria Exchange between Carnegie Theatre at Kier.

In addition, apprentices working on the Carnegie Project were able to learn new joinery skills under the watchful eye of project manager Craig Harvie, adding another string to their bow, providing experience and career progression.

Nigel Roebuck, Technical Manager, Carnegie Theatre said:

“Myself and my colleagues can’t express how happy we are with the work that Kier and Enigma have taken on. It’s allowed us to free up our time to focus on other things that need doing at the theatre. Work on old office space has given our building a new lease of life and the extra income we will be able to generate through renting these rooms out is invaluable. Thanks also to the PPP for working with us closely to help coordinate and find a contractor willing to help out with this work – the team was nothing short of professional and a joy to host at the theatre. Thanks again”.

In addition, Kier project manager, Craig Harvie told us:

“It was an honour to help the Carnegie and be part of such a wonderful project. The theatre is such an important part of the Workington Community, providing a vital role delivering arts and culture and office space for many local support groups and service users.

Our team has gone over and above, learning new skills along the way. Thanks to Nigel and his team for having us and to Enigma for providing  additional painting resource to help us complete the refurbishment”.