When this old world starts getting them down, the team in Paint can now ‘walk on up to the top of the stairs’ and take in the fabulous surroundings of their new rooftop terrace.
As part of Halewood’s Grand Designs improvement project, a team of DIY volunteers have revamped the existing outdoor rest area on the North Works roof, to create an idyllic sunspot setting, making it the perfect place for the team to enjoy their breaks.
The tranquil terrace features impressive new furniture including seats and planters which have been handmade by the Grand Designs team, using upcycled materials found on site. They have even put down some green turf to create this glorious garden setting so you could easily think you have stepped out of Halewood and straight into Hollywood!
Darren Owen, Paint Launch Leader in Paint Shop, who has been overseeing the rooftop terrace project said: “From the day I was asked to be the Paint Shop representative on the Grand Designs project, I wanted to build a rooftop garden so we could create an environment of calm on site, to help improve people’s working day and break times.
“The last 18 months have been challenging for everyone’s mental health and with so many venues still shut, gardens and green space have become synonymous with relaxation. That’s why we decided to replicate this environment on site at Halewood and create a well-being hub that colleagues can use to take ten minutes to switch off and get away from it all.
Darren added: “Thanks to the great work from the Grand Designs joiners, painters and gardeners we have achieved just that and am looking forward to seeing so many people enjoying the rooftop terrace- especially over the summer months when it looks in its prime.”
We are looking for volunteers to get involved and refresh our rest areas, revamp our outdoor space and generally give the plant a good tidy up and some TLC.
“From the day I was asked to be the Paint Shop representative on the Grand Designs project, I wanted to build a rooftop garden so we could create an environment of calm on site, to help improve people’s working day and break times."