Construction Education & Training

Ashbourne primary school marks £1.4million development on site with special ceremony

Ashbourne primary school marks £1.4million development on site with special ceremony

  Pupils from St Oswald’s C of E Primary School, in Ashbourne, Derbyshire, have celebrated the construction of three new classrooms at their school – with a special topping-out ceremony led by Midlands contractor G F Tomlinson.   The £1.4million project, procured through the Scape Regional Construction framework, began in January of this year, and will see the building of three new classrooms on the school’s site, as well as the creation of an exterior …

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Construction Education & Training

Olympian inspires village school children

Swimmer Jazmin Carlin who won two silver medals at the 2016 Summer Olympics was guest of honour at Roade Primary School thanks to Persimmon Homes Midlands and the company’s partnership with Team GB. Pupils were able to ask Jazz questions about her swimming career and what it takes to become an Olympic athlete. Headteacher Mark Currell welcomed the athlete and said: “It was an absolute pleasure to have Jazz in school talking to the pupils …

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Construction Education & Training

Former pupil opens school’s new art studio which was built by his family business

Former pupil opens school’s new art studio which was built by his family business

A former pupil at a Kettering school has officially opened its new art studio, a purpose-built timber building which was designed and built by his family-run business. David Scott, chairman of Scotts of Thrapston, attended St Peter’s School, in Headlands, Kettering from the age of four to eleven. David was delighted to be welcomed back to the independent co-educational day school, which he attended 70 years ago, to open its new building known as The Cedar …

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Education & Training Health Property

Housebuilder offering primary schools free Team GB sports day packs

Housebuilder offering primary schools free Team GB sports day packs

Primary schools are being urged to apply for a free Team GB sports day pack to help give their event a winning edge thanks to a link-up between the national Olympic committee and a leading housebuilder. The British Olympic Association, partnered with Persimmon Homes in January 2019, as it prepares for Tokyo 2020 and beyond. As part of the partnership, there are hundreds of inspiring Team GB sports day packs to be handed out to …

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Business Construction Education & Training

J Tomlinson starts work on latest school development

J Tomlinson starts work on latest school development

Contractor J Tomlinson has begun work on a scheme to build a new classroom block at Marriott Primary School in Leicester. The company was awarded a design and build contract by Leicester City Council to develop the new two-storey, four-classroom modular building block to the north of the site. Work will also include internal alterations and remodelling within the main block of the school to create a small hall/multipurpose space. The new modular building is …

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Construction Education & Training

126 pupil places for alternative needs students created as work completes on two new academies in Lincolnshire

126 pupil places for alternative needs students created as work completes on two new academies in Lincolnshire

Regional contractor G F Tomlinson has completed works on two state-of-the-art alternative provision academies in Lincolnshire, creating 126 places for children and young people in the county aged between 4-16 who can no longer access mainstream education. Springwell Alternative Academy Grantham located on New Beacon Road and Springwell Alternative Academy Lincoln on Macaulay Drive have been delivered in partnership with Wellspring Academy Trust and Lincolnshire County Council, through the Department for Education’s Construction Framework. Wellspring …

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Education & Training Fit Out

Gina is crowned national Apprentice of the Year

Gina is crowned national Apprentice of the Year

A 19-year-old woman working at the Hinckley branch of the plumbing and heating supplier Pochin has won a prestigious new award. Gina Bennett, who lives in Hinckley, was nominated by the Builders’ Merchants Federation (BMF) as the winner of the Trade Supplier Apprentice of the Year award. Gina, who arrived as a new apprentice at Pochin a year ago, received the award during the annual City & Awards Lunch in London held by the Worshipful …

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Business Education & Training

President Franklin Roosevelt’s great granddaughter to continue the legacy of cooperation between Nottinghamshire and the Roosevelt family

President Franklin Roosevelt’s great granddaughter to continue the legacy of cooperation between Nottinghamshire and the Roosevelt family

Established in 1946 the Nottingham Roosevelt scholarship has provided over 150 young professionals in Nottinghamshire with the opportunity to undertake a research project in the United States.   Sarah Schoonmaker, a great grand-daughter of President Franklin Roosevelt said “I am delighted to be a part of continuing the strong relationship between Nottinghamshire, the Roosevelt family and the United States”.   Details about the scholarship, traveling in America, meeting American families and undertaking a research project …

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Architecture Education & Training

STUDENTS ATTEND PRINCE’S TRUST WORLD OF WORK DAY AT RG+P

STUDENTS ATTEND PRINCE’S TRUST WORLD OF WORK DAY AT RG+P

Students from the City of Leicester School visited multi-disciplinary design practice, rg+p last month (February 2019) as part of The Prince’s Trust Mosaic World of Work programme. Designed to give young people a greater awareness of the workplace, the Mosaic World of Work programme is a Prince’s Trust initiative which encourages businesses to open their doors to highlight their industry and the variety of careers available; with the hope of increasing understanding and inspiration. 18 …

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Construction Education & Training

From high in the sky to underground – G F Tomlinson supports firefighters with rescue training across Nottingham

From high in the sky to underground – G F Tomlinson supports firefighters with rescue training across Nottingham

Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) has been working in partnership with Midlands contractor G F Tomlinson, using tunnels beneath Nottingham Castle and scaling tower cranes at the University of Nottingham for rescue training. 30 firefighters from London Road, Highfields and Newark stations have undertaken the training at G F Tomlinson’s building sites so far. In tunnels beneath the Ducal Palace at Nottingham Castle, which is currently undergoing extensive works as part of the £30m …

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