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Cundall is pleased to be supporting the important Edinburgh based charity ‘It’s good 2 give!’ by supplying mechanical, electrical and sustainable engineering to its new retreat.

It’s good 2 give! is a registered charity that raises money for local young people with cancer and their families in Scotland. The goal for the charity has always been to raise £1.25 million to fund the build, fit-out and maintenance of a purpose-built respite house for young people and their families affected by cancer. This tranquil holiday retreat located on the southern bank of Loch Venachar, will allow these families to escape and spend a short break together in a restful, safe place.

Known as Ripple Retreat, the 260m2 three bedroom house features a distinctive ripple shaped roof with large glass windows providing stunning views across the loch. The vision is to create a modern environment full of games, books and activities for the families to use. More than 40 families are expected to use the retreat each year for short breaks of up to a week long.

Cundall was approached to deliver services to the Ripple Retreat by Tony Kettle of Kettle Collective Architects and Ian McNicoll at It’s good 2 give! "Ian was the Project Director for a major construction project in Edinburgh, which Cundall also worked on, so we jumped at the chance to work together again.

"Opportunities to work on truly iconic buildings are very rare and this project is made more special because so many of our team's families have been touched by cancer in some way. It makes our contribution to this unique project so poignant, and our engineers have embraced the spirit of what the retreat will mean to the families involved. They have given freely of their time and expertise, and we feel very proud and privileged to have been part of delivering this project." Graham McAslan, Associate.

Ian McNicoll, Project Director for It’s Good 2 Give, commented;

“Having the support of Cundall is tremendously helpful at a critical time in our project. We are now progressing with the build of the Ripple Retreat at a good pace and are looking forward to welcoming our first families to Loch Venacher in Spring of 2016.”

The building is due to complete in April 2016. 

Images courtesy of Kettle Collective 

15 Jan 2016

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