Tilbury Douglas, a leading UK building, infrastructure, engineering and fit out company, has successfully completed the construction of the new Beacon College, which is a Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) school located in Hereford.
The new facility will accommodate 60 students from across the county aged between 16 and 19 with severe and complex learning difficulties. The site includes a hydrotherapy pool, carpark and multiuse games area on behalf of the Department for Education (DfE) and Accordia Academies Trust (formally Barrs Court Academy Trust).
Simon Butler, Regional Managing Director of Building – Midlands at Tilbury Douglas, said: “We are proud to have delivered a school that is fit-for-purpose offering much improved facilities. In addition, the project has incurred more than 50% social value return on investment through a holistic approach, which included a food bank appeal, volunteering, local employment and an apprentice scheme.”
Philip Jackson, Senior Project Manager at Free Schools Capital, commented: “The whole project team have been immense and provided a level of teamwork that is to be commended. My total thanks to everyone involved – the end result demonstrates what can be achieved.”