Neil Clayton, Headteacher of President Kennedy School, commented: ‘We are delighted with the new Post 16 building at President Kennedy School. This purpose-built space has been delivered to a fantastic specification and has provided high quality learning spaces for our students and staff. Working with BAM was easy as their professionalism and communication was excellent.’
Over £1 million of orders were placed with local supply chain businesses and local suppliers of goods and services, and employment opportunities were created for ten people living within the local region, contributing over 99 weeks of employment over the course of the project.
With Covid-related restrictions preventing visits to local schools and colleges, the site team devoted over 50 hours of staff support to virtual STEM sessions for 46 students across three local schools.
Voluntary support was provided to four Warwickshire based community and social enterprise organisations. This included 132 volunteering hours with Forest of Hearts, a charitable organisation that promotes accessible and sustainable agroforestry to create ‘gardens for good’.
BAM volunteers worked with Forest of Hearts and other local businesses to create living walls at Stratford Sports Club and two timber gazebos at Stratford Upon Avon Hospital. Materials totalling £1,600 were also pledged to support to future Forest of Hearts projects in the local community.
Three other Midlands based schools recently constructed by BAM include Avanti Fields School and Castle Mead Academy in Leicester and Derby Cathedral School - three schemes with a combined value of around £65 million, awarded by the Department for Education under its national education framework. Other Midlands-based education projects delivered by BAM include Daventry Hill School and Harington School in Oakham.