Planning permission granted for new STEM building at Bedfordshire school

While the schools are closed for the time being, there is good news and something to look forward to at Mark Rutherford School in Bedford. Our planning team have secured permission for the School and BAYS Sporting facilities to build a brand new STEM building – which will also double up as a clubhouse for teams using the new 3G artificial grass pitch!

The building will be a STEM Training Centre where existing specialist staff can deliver leadership courses to other practitioners from Bedfordshire schools. The school is also partnered with the University of Bedfordshire Initial Teacher Education (ITE), with the new STEM building providing the perfect environment for university students to be mentored during their work experience placements at the school. 

After school hours, BAYS  will use the building, with grassroots football clubs, charities as well as local youth team, Bedford Park Rangers, using the pitch and the facilities.

This is not only great news for the school, but a huge investment in the facilities for young people in this area of the town. And this is something close to all our hearts at Woods Hardwick – Directors, Russell Gray, Tom Francis and Neil Chance are all Mark Rutherford alumni, and as a business we are sponsoring the 3G pitch, with our support going towards ongoing facilities, mentoring support and training for community groups.