Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Building on a Very Strong Foundation ; the M.E.N. Has Teamed Up with Francis House to Help Raise Funds for Its New Pounds 3.5m Extension. Andy Buckley Speaks to a Surveyor Who Has Returned to Work at the Hospice

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Building on a Very Strong Foundation ; the M.E.N. Has Teamed Up with Francis House to Help Raise Funds for Its New Pounds 3.5m Extension. Andy Buckley Speaks to a Surveyor Who Has Returned to Work at the Hospice

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QUANTITY surveyor Andrew Barlow knew he was the man for the job when his firm won the deal to extend a children's hospice.

Andrew had worked on the same site at Francis House some 25 years earlier, so readily agreed to help on the project.

The work, undertaken by Oldham-based J Greenwood Builders, is due to finish in November with the complex welcoming its first arrivals next spring.

Each year the charity provides end of life care and respite for some 239 children and young people with life-threatening conditions from across the north of England.

Back in 1987, Andrew had worked on a project there to build an extra storey when it was the Catholic children's rescue society. Shortly afterwards his company, employed by Salford Diocese, converted an adjoining convent into what is now Francis House.

By coincidence the architect for both jobs was David Ireland, from Dobcross, who is now chief executive at Francis House in Didsbury. David is a Minister at Union Street United Reformed Church in Oldham. …

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