Canterbury Academy

‘The timeline for getting the building open was extremely tight and there were some concerns raised at Trust leadership and Board level around whether it would be kept to. However, much to everyone’s relief and delight, the building was operational for the start of the September term. This was only due to the additional personnel that were put into the project and their commitment to working ‘after hours’ and weekends. Something that all the staff and our students will remain extremely grateful for.

It is wonderful to have such an impressive, light and modern building. The temperatures in each classroom are perfect for the children to be able to focus on their learning. This is a result of the way that the building was designed and constructed. We, as a trust were involved right from the outset, to make sure we were happy with this particular aspect of the design, along with many others.

In addition to the scheduled weekly meeting with BEC, the school site and facilities manager was in daily contact with BEC’s Site manager. Communication was excellent, furthermore, BEC were rigorous in their adherence and compliance with all school procedures and rules. Their daily briefings constantly referred to these and reminded site workers of expectations.

As a final endorsement for BEC and the regard with which we have for their work, we have nominated them as part of a future condition improvement fund bid. If the bid is successful, we will work with them to design, implement and complete another successful building project on our school site.