Balfour Beatty supports Plymouth School with innovative donation for play area
31 July 2017
Balfour Beatty’s Gas & Water business has donated surplus, non-reusable, plastic water piping to Courtlands School in Plymouth following completion of one of its projects for South West Water as part of the H5O Delivery Alliance.
The piping will be incorporated into the school’s play area by a team of teachers, providing an innovative source of fun for the primary school children.
Izzy Cramp, Learning Outside the Classroom Teacher at Courtlands School, commented: “We are delighted to receive the donation that will enhance the play space at Courtlands. We hope that this new addition will inspire and encourage imaginative play, and positive social interaction between the young children. We will continue to think creatively about the natural spaces in school too encourage healthy opportunities for play and learning in the natural environment”.
Ken Nicholl, Balfour Beatty’s Gas and Water H5O Contract Director, said: “We are delighted to be working with Courtlands School to provide the children with enhancements for their play area to explore, climb and crawl through. We are committed to recycling surplus materials wherever possible and our relationship with Courtlands School has provided us with an ideal and unique opportunity to do so.”
Image: A pupil at Courtlands School explores the new piping
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Notes to editors:
• Balfour Beatty’s Gas & Water teams work across the UK and Ireland, providing expertise and experience to support a stable and safe supply of these vital services.
• Our water operations cover the whole lifecycle of networks, including clean and waste water mains, metering, treatment facilities and other essential infrastructure. Working closely with our supply chain, we employ industry-leading approaches such as BIM and offsite construction to bring cost and time efficiencies to projects.
• In the gas sector, we work to expand and renew underground mains, often in busy and high-impact residential and commercial areas. We work closely with clients to manage and plan work intelligently in these areas, minimising the impact this essential work has on local communities.
• Current projects within our portfolio include the Gas Distribution Strategic Partnership worth £1.2bn, the AMP6 Capital Investment Programme as part of advance (a joint venture between Balfour Beatty and MWH to work on United Utilities’ £1.5bn construction and engineering framework), a £414m contract by Gas Networks Ireland and a £800m Thames Water contract as part of a joint venture with Skanska and MWH Treatment (known as SMB), the value of which to Balfour Beatty is approximately £265m over the initial five years.
• South West Water's delivery alliance, H5O, comprises of partners from Balfour Beatty, Arcadis, Pell Frischmann, and Interserve Project Services. The H5O alliance was formed in 2010 to deliver South West Water’s capital investment programme.