Monodraught supports Children in Need

Published:  01 December, 2013

Monodraught, natural ventilation, natural daylight
Monodraught has supported Children in Need with the supply of natural ventilation for a children’s support centre in Peterborough.

Monodraught has supported the BBC’s charity Children in Need by supplying and installing, free of charge, natural-ventilation and daylighting systems for the Little Miracles project. Featured in the programme ‘DIY SOS: the big build’, the systems were used in the transformation of this centre for disabled children in Peterborough.

Little Miracles is a parent-led centre support group and charity for children with additional needs. It was set up by Michelle King in 2010 after she was refused access on public transport because of her son’s medical equipment. Little Miracles now helps 700 families and has over 2500 children registered to use the centre. 83% of these families live below the poverty line, so all services are free.

Built in 10 days on a gifted 1 ha site that included a run-down concrete prefabricated building, the project presented many problems. There were no disabled toilets, access ramps or changing facilities, and the existing climbing structures were unsafe and condemned. The building contained asbestos and was not secure.

Monodraught supplied three Windcatcher natural ventilation systems with automatic control for the main hall. Nine Sunpipe natural daylight system were supplied to serve the main corridor and toilet areas. A team of four installers and a project manager completed the installation in just two days.

The top cappings of the three Windcatchers were finished in different colours — red, yellow and orange.

For more information on this story, click here: Dec 2013, 131

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