Pretty in Pink Builders

Posted on September 1, 2011 | News

Builders pretty in pink are getting into the party spirit to start next weekend’s fifth international Kendal street festival.

The construction team at Russell Armer’s Cock and Dolphin development is putting up a giant 25 metre bow across the old pub site and sporting bright Mintfest pink safety kit.

Martyn Nicholson, managing director of the firm which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, said the men wanted to do their bit to promote both the 2011 gathering and Kendal itself.

He explained: “Cock and Dolphin is a well-known landmark at the southern entrance to the town. The organisers of Mintfest put on a fantastic event, attracting thousands, and we wanted to add to the atmosphere by responding to the ‘go pink’ call.

“Around 50 metres of fabric went into the bow, ably sewn by Karen Cowgill, our company accountant. It spans the full width of the site.”

“Who knows, the men might decide they like the pink helmets and high vis vests so much they will become a permanent feature at Cock and Dolphin!”

Russell Armer’s £2.6 million development is an 18 yard-style mix of houses and apartments on the historic hostelry site dating back to the 17th century.