Ground breaking marks start of Eden Girls School in Coventry.
THE Tauheedul Free School Trust (TFST) has marked the start of construction on the new Eden Girls School in Coventry with an official ground-breaking ceremony.
The PS10.5 million scheme, which is being delivered by Thomas Vale Construction, is located on part of the former Coventry and Warwickshire Hospital site. The new school will include multi-purpose classrooms, a kitchen and dining hall and an additional sports hall building with an external multi-use games area.
Once complete, the free school, which officially opened in temporary accommodation in September 2014, will accommodate up to 700 students.
TFST is a growing chain of aspirational schools which are delivering the highest standards for pupils from both faith backgrounds and none. A rigorous academic education ensures that students progress to the most selective universities and enter the most prestigious professions.
Underpinned by a Muslim faith ethos, educational excellence and community service the schools vision is to develop learners who are outstanding believers, active and participatory citizens and exemplary members of their community.
Craig Tatton, Managing Director, Thomas Vale Construction said: "We are delighted that Thomas Vale has been appointed to deliver this first class educational facility for young people in Coventry. We look forward to developing our relationship with the Tauheedul Free School Trust throughout this exciting project."
Thomas Vale has also been appointed as contractor for the Tauheedul Eden Boys School in Birmingham which is due to start on site in January 2015.
Front row, left to right: Paul Clarke, director, Thomas Vale Construction; Lord Mayor Coun Hazel Noonan; and Helen Olive, head of estates and facilities <Bmanagement, Tauheedul Education Trust