02 March 2017
Next generation of construction students receive cash boost from Midas
A South West construction firm is helping to invest in the future of the industry after presenting a group of Bristol students with a cash boost.
Midas, handed over the £750 cheque to students from The Park community centre in Knowle during a visit to a multi-million pound leisure complex in Bath.
The cash will be used to pay for new equipment for the post-16 construction course, which offers students vocational qualifications alongside hands-on work experience of the trade. The charitable community centre offers a range of activities and events to help boost the aspirations of local people.
The Park Director, Louise Hunt, said: “Midas has been very supportive of the work that we do at The Park, encouraging and inspiring young people who might not otherwise have good prospects or aspirations for their working life. We are very grateful for this donation and Midas’ on-going encouragement.”
As well as receiving the cheque, the fledgling construction workers were also given the chance to learn more about life on a multi-million pound building site. The group visited the £19million development of Saw Close, Bath, which when complete will boast a landmark hotel, casino and restaurants as well as an eye-catching public realm and pedestrianised area.
Michelle Cole, Community Engagement Manager, for the Midas Group, said: “As a South West business, we are keen to keep investing in the region, leave a lasting legacy and give something back to the people who live and work here. And of course we are especially passionate about supporting the next generation of construction workers to learn more about the industry.
“It is important for us to support future construction workers and by inviting them to Bath, it was also the perfect chance to be able to show them around this landmark site, giving them a real insight into how a multi-million pound development comes to life.”
Saw Close was designed with the help of architects AWW inspired environments and Aaron Evans Associates together with Mi-space, part of the Midas Group.
The construction phase of the project is due to be completed in summer 2017.
Image: The Park community centre students, along with their construction tutor Grant Beaney, were presented with a cheque by the Midas' Saw Close team.