New homeless accommodation in place thanks to local business donations

June 12, 2020

The Mick George Group has played a pivotal role in a modular homes project in Cambridge which has seen the delivery of six new units that will accommodate homeless people from the region.

Following up recent generosity which saw the Mick George Group complete voluntary access works for the new Covid-19 testing laboratory at Cambridge University, the Group has this time provided more charitable Earthworks to enable the temporary housing to be constructed.

The project is being led by Allia, New Meaning and Jimmy’s Cambridge is one the first of its kind in the UK.

Trawled from Waterbeach Barracks where the units were originally constructed, the buildings were situated in position within hours thanks to the combined efforts of numerous local firms who each did their part to assist with the ambitious development.

Other sponsors included: Hill, Howard Group, Marshall Property Group and Greater Cambridge Partnership; pro bono professional help from Barr Ellison, Carter Jonas, Corporate Architecture, Robert Myers Associates and WSP; Mick George for coordinating the site preparation free of charge; and of course, the church for lending the land.

The next stage is for the six residents – five homeless persons and a supervisor – to move in. This is expected to take place by mid-June.