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Lord Mayor opens marketing suite at new Cheswick Village care home

Posted on Wednesday 10th April 2013 at 10:47 pm by SH (Editor)

Official opening of the information suite at the new Beaufort Grange care home.

The Rt Hon Lord Mayor of Bristol, Cllr Peter Main, alongside the Chair of South Gloucestershire Council, Cllr Janet Biggin, caught a glimpse of the new care home under construction in Cheswick Village today (Wednesday 10th April) during an opening ceremony attended by local healthcare professionals and neighbours.

The Mayor took a tour of the new information suite and cut the ribbon to officially open it with the help of Alexandra Crew, General Manager of the newly named Beaufort Grange care home.

The 74-bed home is situated within Cheswick Village, a new development in North Bristol on the border of Stoke Gifford and Lockleaze, and is now open from 9am to 6pm weekdays and from 10am to 4pm at weekends.

The home’s surroundings and services will accommodate people requiring different types of care, including residential, nursing and dedicated dementia care.

The information suite was fitted out by an in-house expert interior design team and gives the local community an opportunity to see what the finished care home will look like when it opens this summer. It features examples of two homely bedrooms, a dining area and a living room all designed with future residents in mind. The home will be finished to a high specification with luxury fixtures and fittings throughout and each bedroom will have full en-suite facilities.

Photo (L-R): Helen Maiello (Senior Regional Operations Director, Barchester Healthcare), Cllr Guy Poultney (Lockleaze), Cllr Janet Biggin (Chair, South Gloucestershire Council), Cllr Peter Main (Lord Mayor of Bristol) and Alexandra Crew (General Manager, Beaufort Grange).

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Planning permission granted for Cheswick Village primary school

Posted on Thursday 20th December 2012 at 5:14 pm by SH (Editor)

Wallscourt Farm Primary Academy, Cheswick Village, Bristol.

A new school foreseen for the Cheswick Village estate in Stoke Gifford has now been granted planning permission and officially named Wallscourt Farm Academy.

This Cabot Learning Federation (CLF) academy will be a new single storey 420-place primary academy which will be a state of the art school and based on flexible and creative approaches to learning for the 21st Century, with community spaces including a hall, multi-use games area and football pitch.

The academy is being developed in conjunction with CLF’s construction partner, Cowlin.

Building works will commence on site in February 2013, with the reception class for 60 children opening September 2013. Construction works will then recommence with the building of community facilities and the remainder of the school will open in April 2014.

There will be an open meeting at the Holiday Inn (Filton Road BS16 1QX) on Wednesday 9th January 2013 between 5pm and 7pm for anyone wishing to find out more information.

Susie Weaver, Head of Wallscourt Farm Academy, said:

“We are really delighted that the planning proposal has been approved. NVB architects have worked with the project group from the outset to design a really exciting building space fit for learning now and in the future.”

David Carter, Executive Principal of the Cabot Learning Federation, said:

“This has been a project we have been working on for over six months and is one that will give this new community the outstanding school it deserves. The close geographical proximity to the University of the West of England brings a different dimension to the school and we cannot wait to see the building rising out of the ground.”

Related link: Cheswick Village (The Journal)

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Head appointed for new Cheswick Village primary school

Posted on Tuesday 27th November 2012 at 12:28 pm by SH (Editor)

Susie Weaver, headteacher at Wallscourt Farm Primary Academy.

A “visionary principal” has been appointed to lead a new primary school that is due to open in Cheswick Village next September.

The Cabot Learning Federation has announced the appointment of Miss Susie Weaver to the role of headteacher of the brand new Wallscourt Farm Primary Academy.

Building work on the new school is due to start early next year and will continue until spring 2014.

Miss Weaver is currently acting head of Ashley Down Infant School and is working in close partnership with Ashley Down Primary School. She has worked at Ashley Down for six years, building a formidable reputation as a leading educationalist and headteacher and will take up her new post in January 2013.

She said:

“I am delighted to have been appointed to lead the Wallscourt Farm Primary Academy, which will open to a Reception cohort of 60 pupils in September [2013]. This is a tremendously exciting project and I am thoroughly looking forward to joining the Cabot Learning Federation and working together to develop outstanding primary education for the 21st century.”

Wallscourt Farm Primary Academy will become the eleventh academy within the Cabot Learning Federation, which has six secondary schools in Bristol, Bath and North Somerset and four primaries in east Bristol.

David Carter, Executive Principal of the Cabot Learning Federation said:

“This is such an exciting project for the federation. Very rarely do we ever get the chance to build and open a brand new school yet this opportunity has arisen. For such a visionary project we needed to appoint a visionary principal, and Susie was successful against a strong national field and I cannot wait for her to join our leadership team.”

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Developer money used to plug £420k overspend on Cheswick Bus Link

Posted on Wednesday 7th November 2012 at 9:33 am by SH (Editor)

A Wessex Red no. 19 bus passes along the newly-opened Cheswick Bus Link.

A new bus-only road constructed between the UWE Frenchay Campus and MOD Abbey Wood is estimated to have cost nearly half a million pounds more than originally planned.

Built by South Gloucestershire Council (SGC), the 1km-long Cheswick Bus Link opened on 17th September and was said at the time to have cost £1.5 million, with £1.2 million of that coming from companies involved in the nearby Cheswick Village housing development.

However, a report presented to a meeting of SGC’s Policy and Resources Committee on Monday (5th November) reveals that the costs of constructing the link are currently estimated to be “up to £420k higher than anticipated”.

According to the report, this is due to unforeseen ground conditions encountered during the construction phase of the scheme, which required additional construction depth and additional costs for the disposal of material. In addition, during the construction it also became clear that a drainage retention facility would be necessary.

Council officers have proposed that the overspend be funded from Section 106 contributions associated with Hortham Village (Almondsbury), another new housing development in the Bristol North Fringe, albeit some six miles from Cheswick.

The Cheswick Bus Link is currently being used by two services, Wessex Red’s number 19 (UWE to Bristol City CEntre via Horfield and Redland) and First Group’s number 70 (UWE to Bristol Temple Meads Station via Ashley Down Road).

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