Coates Hire , Australia’s equipment hire company, are proud to be partners with the Ronald McDonald House and their $4 million project in building a motel style accommodation and communal living areas for 10 families, located in North Adelaide.
The focus of the building development was designed to complement the original Ronald McDonald House facilities and provide living areas for 10 additional families, especially long-stay families experiencing emotional and financial strains. The development plan involved 8 two-bedroom apartments and two cottages and each had a private bathroom, kitchen, dining and living space and an outdoor area.
Coates Hire are proud to be part of the Ronald McDonald House project by providing equipment hire to the building contractor, Cox Constructions, with a significant range of equipment necessary to complete the project, at no cost.
“We were approached by one of our senior staff in Sydney, who was already involved in the Ronald McDonald House program nationally, to get involved with this project, which we were more than happy to do,” said Andrew Batson, Sales Manager Product Coates Hire – South.
“We provided quite a diverse range of equipment; from aluminium scaffold to diesel scissor lifts, small tools, concrete breakers, nail guns, compaction rammers, drills, stepladders, some pumps when they got a bit of water in the place, right down to traffic management barriers that were positioned around the site.”
Other important and costly features, such as wheelchair access, disabilities facilities and commercial grade fire and evacuation systems were part of the Ronald McDonald House building project. However, thanks to Coates Hire equipment hire support, these aspects were made affordable.
“That's been throughout the duration of the project and I couldn't really put a dollar value on it, but whenever Cox Constructions required equipment they gave us a call and we just marshalled the troops and sent some gear down there for them. Coates Hire supported the project from the beginning and we were only too pleased to be involved that way,” says Baston.