Throughout the development of the AFA scheme, close working relationships with Renewals Collaborative Delivery Partnership were maintained with regular meetings and consultations to ensure that all works were accurately co-ordinated to allow the implementation of the site works to be undertaken within the original programme timescales.
Due to the proximity of St Ambrose High School, there was early involvement and engagement with the pupils to raise awareness of the project. Story undertook presentations for the school’s career day which strengthened the bond between the project and community.
Story embraced this relationship further by taking on Heather, a 5th year pupil from St Ambrose High School, for a work placement to learn about the Story business and to provide an insight into the construction industry.
Following a successful work placement, the St Ambrose pupil became Story’s first trainee civil engineer to be employed in Scotland.