18.08.2017

St. Julie’s High School Project Team Collaborate with Marie Curie

The project team, supplied by NWCH framework partner Kier and all their supply chain of subcontractors, have come together for a great cause, donating their time and materials to Marie Curie Hospice, Woolton, Liverpool. Over the past few weeks, the team have completed numerous challenges in order to renovate the Marie Curie centre.

These include:

  • Painting works completed including painting and wallpapering corridors and offices
  • Electrical works completed
  • Provided new external fencing
  • Refurbishment of the family room
  • Donated new furniture, carpet and a television for the family room
  • Carpark white lines re-painted

 

Procured via the NWCH High Value framework, September 2017 will see the completion of Phase 1 of the £20m St Julie’s High School project, allowing the main building to be open ready for the start of the new academic year. The new building, made up of three new pavilions connected by glass walkways, will provide 1,100 pupils with a new high school, replacing the worn and tired 1960’s existing school. The second phase of the project will see the demolition of the existing school building.

 

To show their appreciation to all involved, Marie Curie Hospice, located just across the road from St Julie’s School, have named the refurbished family room ‘The Kier Room’. Kier’s relationship with the Marie Curie centre started 24 years ago when they originally built the centre.

 

Other social value activities delivered by the project team include:

  • As part of Kier’s 2020 challenge the team undertook a sponsored night walk with the local Scout group. This activity raised a grand total of  £389.85 which was split between numerous charities
  • Raised £500 for St. Julies through the supply chain allowing the team to complete sculptural works to the new chapel as requested by the school
  • Assisted the school with their decant from the old school building. This included moving large amounts of furniture and benches into the new build. We sent a team of 12 to assist
  • For two years running the Kier St Julie’s project sponsored a team of Year 12 female students from St Julie’s School to participate in the EDT ‘Engineering Education Scheme’ – a 6 month consultancy led company project for students studying science and/or maths
  • The St. Julies Project took part in the ‘Open doors week’ event with the team welcoming 50 ambassadors from the school, ranging in age from 11 to 16
  • 13 jobs have been created through the project through Kier and the subcontractors

 

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