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Interserve hosts topping out ceremony at new Cedars Academy, Leicestershire

by Interserve Press Office | Oct 02, 2019
Interserve hosts topping out ceremony at new Cedars Academy, Leicestershire

Interserve Group Limited, the international support services, construction and equipment group, has marked a key stage in the construction of the new Cedars Academy in Birstall, Leicestershire, with a special topping out ceremony.

To mark the occasion school principal Laura Sanchez was raised on a cherry picker to place a cedar bough on the final steel beam of the building which signed in commemoration of this key stage in the building’s progress.

Mrs Sanchez was accompanied by pupils and staff, a team from Interserve and representatives from the Department for Education (DFE) to witness the ceremony as part of the traditional builders’ rite to mark when the last beam is placed atop a structure.

Mrs Sanchez said: “This is a really exciting time for The Cedars Academy. The development on the site is going to make a huge difference to all our learners and the local community. Seeing the Science block taking shape is an inspiring sight knowing that a state of the art facility will be available for all our pupils to learn in.”

The £5.6m project, delivered by the Interserve’s East Midlands construction team, will see the design and development of a new secondary education teaching block and the refurbishment of the existing Stonehill building.

This award continues Interserve’s partnership with the DFE. In 2017, Interserve secured a place on all eight lots in the mid-value band of the ESFA new £8 billion construction framework and has worked with the ESFA for more than 20 years having successfully delivered more than 30 Priority School Building Programme and Free School projects.

Richard Scarrott, Divisional Director at Interserve Construction, said: “We are delighted to mark this significant progress in this development with school staff and pupils by placing a cedar branch in the Cedar Academy as part of the topping out ceremony while show casing the work we are doing on behalf of the academy to deliver a greatly improved school with excellent facilities.”

Interserve has significant experience delivering world-class special education facilities. This latest contract win follows similar projects in Bristol, Hereford and Manchester demonstrating Interserve Construction’s core capability to deliver first-class facilities to support the pupil’s learning experience.

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For more information contact:

Ian Green
Corporate Affairs Manager (Interserve Construction)
Telephone: 07740 513535

About Interserve Group Limited

Interserve Group Limited is one of the world’s foremost support services and construction companies. Everything we do is shaped by our core values. We are a leader in innovative and sustainable outcomes for our clients and a great place to work for our people. We offer advice, design, construction, equipment, facilities management and frontline public services. We are headquartered in the UK and have consolidated revenues of £2.9bn and a workforce of circa 68,000 people worldwide.

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