Store fitting specialists The Alan Nuttall Partnership Ltd helped bring a community shop to life for adults with learning difficulties at Camphill Milton Keynes Communities (CMKC).
Nuttalls donated specialist retail displays for free to CMKC as part of a community project to open a shop for residents. Supplying a cash desk, free standing sales floor displays and back-of-house storage shelving worth £15,000, the fittings are an essential part of the every-day running of the shop to accommodate fresh produce grown on-site, organic foods and beauty products. The CMKC shop is designed to enable adults living on-site and day visitors with learning difficulties to adopt new skills and interact with customers.
Nino Calandra, Managing Director at The Alan Nuttall Partnership Ltd comments:
It has been a pleasure to be involved in such a worthy project. The shop is a fantastic addition for the community and it will benefit a number of adults living with learning difficulties. We agreed to back the project after becoming aware of the appeal from built asset consultancy EC Harris.
Founded in 1981, CMKC provides support and meaningful working life for adults with a wide range of learning difficulties. The charity supports over 50 adults living on-site with volunteer staff and their families in ten separate households. Together they form a community of over one hundred people living on several sites on the neighbouring housing estates of Pennyland and Willen Park (Milton Keynes).
Rodrigo Ferreira, Business Development Manager at Camphill MK Communities said:
This is an exciting time for CMKC, we are of course delighted and overwhelmed by the amazing generosity of Nuttall. Without the vital store fittings provided by Nuttall, our shop would not have been possible. We are confident the shop will become part of the landscape of Milton Keynes and enable the community at large to enjoy the best of our produce and learn about all that we do at Camphill.
Already recognised as one of the UK’s leading shopfitters, The Alan Nuttall Partnership Ltd specialises in interior fit-out, main and principal contracting, retail display design, manufacture and installation of fixtures, signage, foodservice and refrigeration equipment for retail, commercial, hospitality, leisure, foodservice and the public sector.