Skanska breaks ground at Whitefield Fishponds

Press release 10/10/2006 00:00 CET

Skanska has successfully broken ground at Whitefield Fishponds Community School, part of the first wave of the Bristol Building Schools for the Future programme.

“We’re going to fly with these buildings,” said Theresa Thorne of Whitefield Fishponds Community School. “The community deserves the best and with the designs for the new school, I’m sure we’ll get the best. They will really give us the opportunity to make the transformation with learning and interacting with the community. We’re thrilled to be here at this point.”

“We thrilled to be here too!” said David Fison, Chief Executive, Skanska UK. “We will create schools that you and the community will really benefit from and we want to ensure that they will be right for you, now and into the future.”

Whitefield Fishponds Community School is one of four schools to be designed and constructed in the first wave of the programme. Its new building will provide up to 1,080 school places. The first wave also includes the rebuilding of Brislington Enterprise College, Hartcliffe Engineering Community College and Speedwell Technology College and covers the development, financing and the operation of these facilities for 25 years following their completion, scheduled for the end of 2007.