A Scout hut in Radford will have a £20,000 refurbishment to help prepare for Coventry’s Gang Show.
This year will have the 57th Gang Show in the city, where scouts and guides stage a variety performance to showcase a wide range of talents.
Laker are part of the team from HomeWorks, the in-house repairs and maintenance provider for Whitefriars Housing, that will lead a renovation at the Satchwell Centre, in Mossdale Close.
The hut is the venue for Gang Show rehearsals and will be given a complete makeover – including a new floor, kitchen, communal room, a complete redecoration, guttering and work on the grounds of the building.
Steve Kirk, director of Homeworks at WM Housing Group, said: “When we were contacted to see if we could breathe some new life into the building we were only too happy to help.
“We hope that when the work is finished this can be a great space for the Scouts to rehearse for their annual show but also a great space for the community to use.”
Clive Bennett, production director for the Coventry Gang Show, said: “We’re delighted WM Housing and all of the contractors who have agreed to be involved have stepped in to help us”
“In truth the building has seen better days and this work will make a massive difference. It will mean the Satchwell Centre is a nicer place for the Scouts to rehearse for the show and we also hope that it will become a space that the community wants to use”
“We can’t wait to see what it will look like once the work is completed.”
Work on the Satchwell Centre is now underway and is expected to be completed by November.
Laker employees Jim Moloney, Lee Price and Tom Dumigan have already made a start by decorating some of the communal areas and toilets.