Crane lift assists walled garden work

A delicate crane lift operation has helped with renovation work at the Scottish Association for Mental Health’s (SAMH) Redhall Walled Garden in Edinburgh.

The site takes its name from the 18th-century wall that surrounds most of the garden. More than 50 trainees from Edinburgh attend the garden to learn horticulture and computer skills while gaining therapeutic and social benefits.

A day of labour and resources was donated by Morrison Construction’s water business and subcontractor James Jack Lifting Services, a division of Ainscough Group, to lift and reposition two portable cabins at the garden. Both cabins, one already in use at the garden, were lifted and moved near the wall.

Team members from Efficient Service Delivery (ESD), a joint venture between Morrison Construction’s parent company Galliford Try, Black & Veatch and Stantec were also in attendance at the crane lift. ESD head of safety, health and environment Michelle Cranston brought the renovations to the attention of Morrison Construction colleagues. The cabins will be renovated to provide a kitchen and dining space for trainees and staff.

Morrison Construction water operations director Steve Slessor said, “As a values-driven business Morrison Construction is committed to giving back to the communities we work in wherever possible. Our staff undertake mental health training with SAMH but we learnt about the important services Redhall Walled Garden provide from ESD colleagues who undertook their annual volunteer days here. It is a pleasure to help the staff at the garden progress with these renovations, which we look forward to seeing once completed.”