Telent installations help transform disused building into community hub

Telent has helped transform a disused building into a thriving community cafe alongside Hampshire County Council, Three Rivers Community Rail Partnership (CRP), Railway Heritage Trust, South Downs National Park, Winchester City Council, CrossCountry and South Western Railway (SWR).

Telent has installed two interactive information screens, funded by Hampshire County Council, at Shawford Community Space, which was previously a disused building at Hampshire’s Shawford Station. An outside interactive screen shows local news bulletins, and an inside screen displays rail and bus updates and departure information, including disruption and service alerts.

The Customer Information Screens (CIS), installed by Telent as a donation to the community centre, are the same grade as those also installed by Telent up and down the country at some of the country’s largest and busiest rail stations, to keep customers informed and safe.

The Shawford Community Space, which is part of an SWR programme that makes redundant spaces available for local people to use, has a café to welcome local community members and visitors of the area, as well as a bike hire facility, offering visitors the chance to explore the area and get some exercise.

Sam Lamb, Contract Services Manager at Telent said, “We’re incredibly pleased to play a part in this rewarding project that will have a positive impact on the local community. SWR is a long-standing customer of ours with whom we have a strong relationship, so the chance to support such a valuable project was an easy decision for us.”

Mark Barrow, Senior Security & Customer Information Systems Manager

“The work that everyone has contributed to the project is priceless, bringing a local community together. Connecting people and supporting the communities in which we serve reflects our ethos at SWR - delivering great services is invaluable to us.”

Telent is a values-based organisation, that is committed to managing its overall impact on society, creating a sustainable inclusive and positive effect through the way we manage our operations and contribute to changing for the better, the lives of the communities we work in.

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