Olympian director Mark Slatter has just returned from volunteering with Skiing with Heroes as a “Ski Buddy”. The charity works to support soldiers injured during the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts, with the aim of helping them back into employment through a ski-based support, mentoring, introduction and induction programme, of which the ski buddies play an integral part. Olympian have also made a financial donation towards the work of the charity.
Following the decision of Salford City Council to grant planning permission for the former Mitchell Shackleton site in November 2013, work has been carrying on to move the scheme forward. While negotiations continue in relation to the Section 106 Agreement, work has continued on more detailed plans for the site and the completion of various reports and surveys in order to discharge the conditions imposed as part of the planning permission. This work will continue over the coming months, in preparation for their submission to Salford City Council for approval and discharge of conditions where appropriate.
Another major milestone has now been reached in the construction of the Motel One hotel at London Road, Manchester, where the main structural works have been completed and the building officially “topped out”.
Works to install services and create and fit out rooms internally continue to make good progress towards meeting the Spring 2015 deadline for handover to the new operators.
Work continues to progress well on the construction of the Motel One hotel on London Road, Manchester. Structural and cladding works continue apace, with the erection of the cladding having now progressed beyond the 7th floor, giving a clear indication of the eventual scale of the completed building within the existing properties. In addition, first fix works are well underway within the lower floors where the structure has been completed.
The sale of the final apartment at the Victoria Court development in Wetherby, Yorkshire completed today. The development of 28 apartment and 3no. commercial units was completed in 2006, and a handful of apartments were retained following the challenging market conditions experienced over the following years, having been privately rented during this period in order to generate revenue.
Olympian Homes were once again proud to support Flannels for Heroes, this year sponsoring a table at this annual fundraising event.This year, the event was won by the Leconfield Lotharios, who recorded victories over both Herrick Warriors and Cadbury Cavaliers, and a figure in excess of £25000 was raised to support Walking With The Wounded and Combat Stress, the nominated charities for this year’s event.
The sale of the Park Inn Hotel at Leigh Sports Village, Lancashire has now completed. The property has been purchased by KS Hotels Limited, who intend to move away from the Park Inn brand and transfer the running of the property to an alternative operator over the coming months.
- To relieve members or their dependents who are in need by virtue of financial hardship, injury or sickness
- To perpetuate the memory of those members who have died in the service of their country
- To foster esprit de corps, comradeship and welfare
- To help preserve the traditions of the Service
As a former officer in the Royal Marines, Olympian Homes director Mark Slatter is happy to support a number of organisations concerned with the welfare and support of both serving and former members of the armed forces.
Works on our project at London Road, Manchester have passed a number of important milestones. Demolition of the existing buildings was completed in September, allowing for examination of structures and footings relating to previous uses of the site. In addition, piling works have now been completed, and a tower crane has also been installed. Works are now underway to prepare for the construction of the basement levels of the new building.