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Construction site team praised for going the extra mile

A construction site manager and crane operator have been commended for ‘going the extra mile’, after they invited a young crane enthusiast and his mum for a VIP tour and demonstration.

Wayne Green, Adlington Retirement Living site manager for The Sidings, on Wharf Street in Lytham and Manny Marfo, crane operator, have been praised for their community spirit after spotting the youngster pointing at the crane.

Wayne Green, Adlington Retirement Living site manager, said: “Our crane operator, Manny, spotted Findlay and his mum pointing at the crane. The little boy seemed fascinated by the ‘crane moves’ so Manny put on a demonstration for him. Findlay was really pleased, and his mum called the office to thank us and asked for Manny’s name so she could thank him.

“We thought it would be nice to invite him along to the site so he could meet Manny, see the building site and ask any questions he wanted to about the crane. We also bought him a toy crane of his own so he can put his new knowledge into practice!”


Due to open in the Spring of 2022, The Sidings will comprise 65 retirement living apartments for the over 55s, featuring a Homeowners’ lounge, table service restaurant, hairdressing salon, therapy suite and fully maintained gardens.

A selection of one, two- and three-bedroom apartments will be available, all designed to make everyday life easier, safer and more comfortable.

Alexandra Johnson, Sales and Marketing Director for Adlington Retirement Living, said: “Being part of the local community is really important to us, so I’m really pleased that the site team have managed to go the extra mile for Findlay and his mum.”

Adlington Retirement Living designs, builds and operates high-end, purpose-built retirement communities in the North West, Yorkshire and The Midlands.

Alexandra Johnson added: “Adlington Retirement Living is a family business and our Homeowners and the local community are at the heart of everything we do. Our retirement communities provide a safe, secure and happy environment with a circle of friends, a family of like-minded people and a sense of belonging.”

Four Adlington Retirement Living communities have won Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards for the Best Retirement Living Development in the UK at the WhatHouse? Awards, the UK housebuilding’s most prestigious event. The Folds in Romiley won the Silver Award in 2020, The Bridges in Macclesfield won the Silver Award in 2019, Adlington House in Otley won the Gold Award in 2017 and Adlington House in Portishead won the Bronze Award in 2015.

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