Construction and project management: Galliford Try
Galliford Try is a leading UK construction business employing 3,000 people across the country.
They are a people-orientated, progressive business, driven by their values to deliver lasting change for the communities they work in.
They are passionate about their role in providing vital buildings and infrastructure across the country, committed to the idea that what they do, makes a real difference to people’s lives.
Responsible Body: London Borough of Bexley
The London Borough of Bexley has a shared vision with all stakeholders that Bexley children should be educated locally wherever practicable to keep children in the community. The London Borough of Bexley has identified a gap in local provision for children with complex needs (high functioning ASD and SEMH) which is resulting in children being placed out of borough. As a result, in March 2019, the authority was successful in its bid to the Department for Education to open a new Special Free School.
The creation of further places for children with SEN within the Borough is likely to help to ensure that pupils with special educational needs will be able to attend a suitable local school provision and reduce the number of cases of pupils being placed either in an out of borough provision or in the independent sector. This would not only reduce the overall costs of such placements but also reduce the extra traveling burden for some pupils with SEN.
The London Borough of Bexley would self-deliver this project on behalf of the Department for Education.
Provider: Trinitas Academy Trust
Trinitas Academy Trust believes that all children deserve the best education, and all staff deserve to be valued and developed. The academy’s desire to improve society underpins everything they do.
Project architects: Pozzoni
Pozzoni Architecture believe in working in partnership with their clients to deliver architecture that enhances quality of life and wellbeing. They have developed award-winning buildings from their offices in Manchester and London.
Consultation: Your Shout
Your Shout undertakes professional community consultation for the built environment. They work for developers, local authorities and other clients who wish to contact, consult and listen to people in a specific community, neighbourhood or area. They are committed to strengthening relationships between landowners, communities and local councillors.