Osborne brings nature to school

Embracing eco-friendly methods of working and enhancing the local community, Osborne has been busy installing bat and bird boxes in the wooded grounds of Portesbery School in Deepcut, Camberley.

The £12 million project will significantly increase the pupil numbers of the existing school, and is part of the work we are doing for the Education Basic Needs Programme. Part of the challenge with this scheme is ensuring that the needs of every student, who range from two to 19 years old, are met. As such, alongside installing DDA equipment, Osborne will also be creating a sensory garden as part of the new school sites external landscaping. This will enable the students to learn about the environment through touch, sound and smell.

Hudson Holt, Osborne Site Manager, explains: Part of our role is to make sure we look after the environment in which we work. We are currently providing new bat boxes and bird boxes to the site, which helps to minimise impact to local wildlife.

Osborne are working on behalf of Surrey County Council, and the school is due to be completed in June 2015.