Time is flying by…

So where did September go…it simply flew by!

It’s been another busy month and the sense of urgency about what still needs to be done is growing.  On site workers are putting in 7 day weeks and with only 10 weeks to go everything that doesn’t run smoothly adds to the pressure.  That said things are looking great and we are very happy with progress.

In addition, there is a frenzy of activity within Danbro:- choosing fabrics; forming a working party to equip the gym; travel surveys; canteen surveys; colour schemes; deciding on locations of notice boards and health and safety information.

It’s not all hard graft and there are some perks on the horizon such as our upcoming coffee tasting session!

Curved Steelwork!

Curved roof steel framework

As you can see from the photographs the curved steelwork, which forms the roof over the Green Room at Jubilee House, is now under construction.  It looks incredible!

P.S. For more info on the ‘Rotunda’ construction & all other aspects of the development, don’t forget to also check out & keep right up to date, week-by-week, on our detailed ‘Development Blog’ :)

Our Fantastic new Flag!

Conlon Construction is already flying a flag at the Jubilee House site but the honour of designing a special flag for Danbro fell to local children.   Lucy King, six, charmed judges with larger than life birds, bees, butterflies and dog walkers, against the backdrop of Lytham windmill. Jubilee House flag (1)

“The windmill is famous so I included it,” Lucy explained. “And lots of green for grass. Dogs really love Lytham Green so I put In a dog walker and quite a big dog. I have a cat but you don’t see cats on Lytham Green.   “I will look up and see the flag flying and say – I did that.”




Spencer Unsworth, 10, Anya Jackson, 7, Emily Turpie, 10, and Alexandria Matthews, 9, also won praise for colourful creations.

Some more gorgeous designs!

Some more gorgeous designs!

Prizes were presented at school assembly by Helen Broughton, co-founder of Danbro.

Helen, director of people and standards, said: “Lytham Hall Park came up trumps and we had a number of great designs. It took us ages to choose.  The panel chose Lucy’s design because it was fun, bright and clearly depicted Lytham Green life. We want our employees to be part of that life when we move to Jubilee House.

“When you look through the eyes of a child things are much simpler and that perspective can provide the clarity we so often need in our busy lives to help us make the right decisions.  At Danbro we want everyone to have a good balance between home and work, fun and hard graft. For us that flag outside our office depicts the best of both worlds.

“The flag now blows happily outside Jubilee House championing our cause – to make life there great.”

Blackpool & The Fylde College students visit to Jubilee House

Recent Student Visit to Jubilee House

Recent Student Visit to Jubilee House

Blackpool & The Fylde College students made a recent visit to Jubilee House (they’re all working towards a joinery qualification), where they were given presentations (in a specially set up ‘Safe Zone’!) on all aspects of Health & Safety and the ‘behind-the-scenes’ workings on a building site. A tour of the site then followed.

Another great meeting…

Yesterday the Danbro Design team met with Gary and Ann from the Brothers of Charity and Helen from a company called, Harmony, regarding the layout and design of the kitchen, servery, canteen and coffee shop area…all progressing really nicely.

There’s so much to think about when designing a kitchen but whilst it was quite a long meeting it was extremely productive (and I learnt a huge amount about the different types of cookers/fridges and freezers available!).

It’s going to be fabulous when it’s finished.

What no AirCon?

This is a picture of a mock-up of the heating and cooling system that will run around the office perimeter in Jubilee House.

Aircon unit (and shelving)

Aircon unit (and shelving)

As you can see no space is wasted…we will have shelves in-between each unit.  Not only that but I’m sure we will make good use of the deep window sills!

Another great coffee meeting…

our thanks to Gordon, site manager, for organising another fabulous coffee morning at Jubilee House last Thursday. Representatives from Conlon, local residents, Friends of the Estuary and Danbro were all there.

As usual it was a very open and interesting forum with a brief presentation by Gordon and Damian, MD of Danbro, highlighting the building developments and changes going forward, with a question and answer session at the end.

Everybody seated!

Everybody seated!

Damian Broughton, MD, Danbro

Damian Broughton, MD, Danbro

Lin, from the breakers, also expressed her thanks (on behalf of the residents) to both Conlon and Danbro for communicating to all parties what was happening, keeping everybody in the loop.

Lin from the Breakers - representing the local residents

Lin from the Breakers – representing the local residents

These open coffee mornings are great with a fabulous turnout…and at the next one there could be a tour of the building.   Contact Gordon at the site if you would like to attend a future meeting.

And there’s more…

Desk tops, desk dividers  and carpets all still to be chosen and there’s a huge selection out there!  At the recent Steering Committee meeting we narrowed it down to a range of colours and textures.  It’s very exciting for us to be involved in the way Jubilee House will look inside but daunting at the same time as a decision needs to be made soon!

Carpet samples and desk divider!

Carpet samples and desk divider!

Our new desks!

Our new desks!