Work underway on PFI team offices

By a County Press reporter

Published on Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 12:39


WORK to transform the former Southern Water depot in Newport into the Island Roads offices is well underway.

The 'eco friendly’ new build at 42 Daish Way will not only house the Island Roads PFI teams, but will include a new state of the art CCTV control centre, an operations 'hub’ and a permanent visitor centre.

Primary school children across the Isle of Wight are being encouraged to come up with a name for the building.

Paul Herbert, service director, said: "We are asking for ideas for names, either in a poster format with a design or simply to suggest a name, by February 15, which can be turned into a design, then converted into a sign to hang on the outside of the main reception.

"We are keen to further work in partnership with all Island schools and are currently developing a programme of school visits for 2013 and beyond to ensure that young people are engaged with and informed about the changes coming to their area, as well as career opportunities open to them for the future."

Representatives from the winning school will be invited to attend a launch event for the building, when a prize will be awarded for the winning entry.


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