The team at McAleer & Rushe’s Queens Road project in Nottingham have displayed their strong commitment to creating value for the community through their continued involvement with Welbeck Primary School, an inner-city community school local to the project.

McAleer & Rushe has supported Welbeck Primary School since 2019 whilst delivering various projects in Nottingham, and since construction began at Queens Road in February 2023, the company has responded to the growing needs of the school by embarking on several initiatives.

The company has carried out repairs and maintenance work to the school garden, as well as volunteering in an assisted reading scheme at the school. More recently, the project team constructed a purpose-built outdoor mud kitchen play unit, bespoke to the school’s request, alongside setting up an initiative to offer pupils the creative opportunity to display artwork on the project’s hoarding along a prominent street.

We were delighted to receive a handmade ‘thank you’ card to their Head Office in Cookstown, filled with heartfelt notes from the pupils who are thoroughly enjoying their new handcrafted Kitchen play area.

Located at the junction of Queens Road and London Road, adjacent to Nottingham rail station, ‘The Place’ will offer 409 new student residences with extensive amenity space and a sky roof lounge. The project is scheduled to complete this summer in time for the 2024/25 student intake in September.

Rebecca Gittins, Headteacher at Welbeck Primary School, commented:

“We are incredibly grateful for the ongoing support we have received over the years from McAleer & Rushe. Your commitment to our school has made a significant impact, from the repairs and maintenance work and volunteering efforts, to the constructing the play unit and providing the artwork initiative. These unique opportunities have enriched our students’ educational experiences and we look forward to continuing our relationship.”

Mark Diamond, Senior Director at McAleer & Rushe, said:

“We are thrilled to continue to strengthen our long-standing relationship with Welbeck Primary School as we work to construct ‘The Place’ in Nottingham. We aim to make a lasting, positive impact on the communities where we work, and we have thoroughly enjoyed supporting the school and creating opportunities for the pupils to showcase their talents.

We are delighted to receive positive feedback from the teachers and were particularly touched to receive a beautifully crafted thank-you card from the pupils, filled with messages of thanks and drawings, which highlights the positive impact of our partnership.”