14th August 2023

Cora staff help refurbish primary school in Leicestershire

Staff from Cora have spent a week helping refurbish a primary school in Leicestershire – giving it a fresh lick of paint and even fixed a leaking roof.

Colleagues from Cora visited Great Bowden Academy in July to help revamp the school before children return for the start of term in late August.

Steve Keenan, Construction Director at Cora, was one of the team who picked up a paintbrush.

“This work at Great Bowden Academy fits perfectly with the ethos of Cora and our mission to build sustainable communities, so was something we were very excited to do.

“This will have a huge impact on the school and the local community and we are proud to have been part of such a brilliant project.

“The work has been really well received at the school and we were delighted to be able to help them.”

As part of the project, the Cora team painted the school’s library, offices and corridors and built some new furniture.

Steve added: “It has been a really fun project to work on – I went down myself on the Monday with the team and it was a hive of activity.

“While we were painting the school also we spotted the roof was in need of repair, so got a team down to fix that too.”

Cora has recently completed its Old Sawmill development, in Great Bowden, a mix of two, three and four-bedroom contemporary homes.

As part of our pledge to build thriving communities, Cora looks to support the areas we develop, leaving a lasting legacy for generations to come.

Kate Jones, Trust Business Manager at Great Bowden Academy, which is part of the Learn Academies Trust, said the Cora team had gone ‘over and above’ to make sure the school looked its best.

She said: “We would like to say a huge thank you to the Cora team for their help at Great Bowden Academy – they were amazing.

“The more than 100 hours the Cora team put into the work at our school has made a huge difference.

“They really have all gone over and above to make sure everything looked great at the end of the project.

“We can’t wait to see the look on the children’s faces when they see it.”

For more information on Cora’s Old Sawmill development, see here.