Tarmac has donated £30,000 to the St Albans Museum and Gallery Trust, to build a windowed walkway, called a glazed link, on the west side of the building.
The money has come from Tarmac’s Landfill Communities Fund which is administered by the Derbyshire Environmental Trust, and means the museum project only needs a further £500,000 to reach its £1.7 million target for the required funds matching the Heritage Lottery Fund grant.
Mike Pendock, estates manager at Tarmac, said: “We have been supporting a number of other projects in St Albans and the county, and have a very strong presence in Hertfordshire. Engaging with the communities in which we operate is something we focus on across our business, and we are putting in a lot of effort to support local businesses and cultural amenity projects.”
Tarmac has a number of key operations throughout Hertfordshire, which supply essential construction materials, and support many local jobs. The company strives to be a good neighbour and support local community initiatives and projects that boost the local economy. Last year, Tarmac sponsored the successful Tour of Hertfordshire, and regularly host various activities in Panshanger Park, as well as running the popular Forest School.
Cllr Annie Brewster, who has been overseeing the new museum project, said: “Tarmac recognises the importance of this county changing cultural project and I am so grateful for their enthusiastic support. The great thing about the Glazed Link is that it’s going to be accessible for anybody - there will be a lift up there for the first time.”
Tarmac is just the latest in a number of trusts, corporate entities and other benefactors who have supported the project.