Wednesday 2nd October 2019

His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales, Duke of Rothesay Opens New W M Donald Headquarters

The Duke of Rothesay spent Wednesday morning with the Willie ,Elaine and staff of W M Donald, as part of the official opening celebrations of their new Netherley headquarters.

The Duke was treated to a guided tour of the entire W M Donald site, beginning with the purpose-built workshops, before moving on to the new two-storey office block, which covers 10,000 sq ft, created for our team of 30 office-based staff.

During the tour, The Duke met with Willie and Elaine as well as senior managers and employees from the various sectors within the company. He was also shown our extensive range of equipment and vehicles being used to bring innovative new techniques to the North-east construction industry. Representatives from Burns Construction and Alan Forbes Architects, the builder and architect behind the project were also present to talk through their original designs.

Before departing employees gathered at the main entrance of the new building as the Duke unveiled a commemorative plaque and planted a Rowan tree to mark the occasion.

Willie said “We felt incredibly privileged to welcome The Duke of Rothesay to our new office, and to talk to him about the work we do in the North-east. He was especially interested to hear about some of the projects that we have been working on recently, including AWPR and P&J Live and to meet the teams behind these projects.

“We usually prefer to keep our heads down and concentrate on our work, but we are also very passionate about our team and ensuring that they have the best working environment and equipment. For that reason, we decided to celebrate the opening of our new home and we were delighted when The Duke of Rothesay accepted our invitation to officially open the new office for us.”

Once The Duke had departed the team welcomed a number of their clients, friends and family to join them for an afternoon of tours, refreshments and further celebrations.

Prince Charles arriving
Prince Charles arriving 2
Prince Charles Mike Meldrum
Prince Charles in excavator
Prince Charles Suction Excavator
Prince Charles officially opening office
Prince Charles Apprentices
Prince Charles Planting Tree