On 10 July, Women in Property hosted a site visit and networking opportunity at Foundation Park, Swindon. If you’ve been following us on Twitter or Instagram, you will have seen activity around this project we are working on for Swindon Town Football Club Community Foundation. You might have even read this round-up blog written by James Pilling.
Contractor Beard Construction organised this event through Women in Property and gcp were delighted to be able to attend. James, who has been heavily involved in this project, took colleague Esther and Architecture student Martha along to tour the site.
Esther said of the visit:
This was a fantastic opportunity to learn about the journey of Foundation Park – a project that will drastically change and uplift the area. Jon Holloway spoke of the struggles with planning and the challenges STFC Community Foundation faced to get enough funding to get the project started.
It was great to hear the passion he has, not only for this project, but the whole team. And in return, how much dedication the whole team involved have for Foundation Park.
It was great to hear him speak with such enthusiasm about this project and it really felt like that passion was replicated through the wider team as well.
We were taken around the construction site and Dean Barnett from Beard answered many of our questions about particular construction points, helping us gain a deeper understanding about the process they have been through on site to date. Most people at the event were local to the area and it was a good opportunity to chat with them and to better understand what this project means to the wider community.
Overall, this was a really enjoyable and informative event and a great opportunity to see, what will surely be an iconic project, being constructed.