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Balfour Beatty and local school leave legacy for future generations at Loughborough University

Balfour Beatty and a group of Year Five pupils from Mountfields Lodge School in Loughborough have buried a time capsule in the ground at the new National Centre of Sport and Exercise Medicine at Loughborough University.

The capsule, provided by the school, contains items of interest within three themes: local sport, health in the UK and sport across the world. Items placed in the time capsule included letters written by the pupils and teachers, a list of the school’s sports fixtures for 2014, photographs and newspaper clippings covering sports events, a medal and a swimming cap.

Graham Orsborn, Capital Projects Manager at Loughborough University, said: “We were pleased to work with Balfour Beatty to identify and allocate an appropriate space on site for the time capsule project.  It has been great to be able to engage with local school students to get them thinking about sport and health, both now and in the future, and also help them learn about construction.”

Ian Taylor, Balfour Beatty Managing Director for the East Midlands, said: “It was a great opportunity to engage the school with this project and enable the pupils to view our construction works. We have provided the pupils with an understanding of the hard work involved in constructing the National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine and demonstrated to them the benefits that this prestigious building will bring for many years to come.”

Balfour Beatty is committed to community engagement and aims to leave a sustainable and positive legacy wherever it works. By working with the local school during the construction of the new National Centre of Sports and Exercise Medicine at Loughborough University, the company has helped to make a positive impact that will last long after the project is complete.

The National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine NCSEM is an Olympic legacy project. Hosted at Loughborough, the East Midlands hub is one of three national centres, and is designed to integrate research, education and clinical services to accelerate the translation of scientific research into new models of patient care, and deliver a lasting health legacy to improve the health of the nation.