Beard appointed to build Trust’s development at Stansfeld Park

We are delighted to announce that Oxford-based construction firm Beard has been awarded the contract to build our new Science Oxford Education Centre and Wood Centre for Innovation at Stansfeld Park.

Beard is an award-winning construction company which operates across the South of England. With offices in Oxford, Swindon, Bristol and Guildford, the company undertakes design and build, new build, restoration and refurbishment on a range of projects for public and private sector organisations. Established in 1892, the family-owned company has significant expertise in building for a diverse range of sectors that includes healthcare, arts and culture, commerce and industry, education and defence.

We are proud to be working on such an important educational project in the heart of our own city,” says Bill Taylor, construction manager for Beard Oxford. “As a company, we are strongly committed to providing opportunities for young people to learn and explore the world around them, inspiring them to follow careers in science, technology, engineering and maths. When completed in Autumn next year, this facility will become a valued centre for aiding and inspiring young, as well as providing support for entrepreneurs at the other end of the spectrum. We look forward to working with The Oxford Trust on this scheme.”

Matt Francis, our director of operations, says: “We are delighted to have appointed Beard to build this new development for us. It’s an exciting time in the Trust’s 30-year history as the science education centre and innovation centre will enable us to engage with more young people about science and increase the impact of everything we do.”