New Planters and Benches for Willmott Dixon Trainee Challenge

Published: Aug 25 2022

PHD Access has donated scaffolding boards for the Willmott Dixon Interiors Trainee Challenge in 2022.

What is the Trainee Challenge?

The Trainee Challenge is an annual event that gives trainees from Willmott Dixon Interiors, a specialist fit-out and refurbishment contractor, the opportunity to design and deliver a project that benefits a local community.

This year, the trainees used the scaffolding boards donated by PHD Access to create planters and benches for two community projects: the Lime Academy SEN School and Norton Hall.

Lime Academy SEN School

The Lime Academy SEN School is a special educational needs school in Hornchurch, Essex, that caters for pupils aged 2 to 19 with complex needs. The trainees transformed an unused area of the school into a sensory garden, where the pupils can enjoy nature and learn about plants and wildlife.

Norton Hall Community Centre

Norton Hall is a children and families’ community centre in Birmingham, that provides a range of services and activities for the local community. The trainees renovated the outdoor area of the centre, creating a seating area and a vegetable patch, where the children and families can relax and grow their own food.

Both projects were completed in March 2022, and were met with positive feedback from the staff and users of the school and the centre.

Proud to Support the Community

PHD Access said they were proud to support the Trainee Challenge and the community projects and praised the trainees for their hard work and creativity.

We are delighted to donate our scaffolding boards for such a worthy cause. We believe in giving back to the communities we work in, and we are impressed by the trainees’ skills and initiative. They have done a fantastic job in creating beautiful and functional spaces for the school and the centre. We hope the pupils, children and families will enjoy them for years to come,”

said PHD Access Operations Manager, Will Wansbrough.