We were delighted to be invited to Badminton School to provide event management, catering and all technical provision for the official opening ceremony of their new sports centre. Several years in the making, at an estimated cost of over £4million, it is the largest development in the schools history – an ideal reason to celebrate! You can read the full write-up from the School here.
As guests entered the impressive building they were greeted by sporting scholars and a detailed wooden plaque paying gratitude to the significant donations towards the project. There was plenty of time to explore the range of new facilities and understand the impact on sporting performance and participation that the centre has already had on Badminton girls. The stage was surrounded by a beautiful floral display and featured the rejuvenated Badminton logo.
Officially opened by Baroness Tanni Grey – Thompson, it was an absolute pleasure to listen to her incredible experiences and it was hugely inspirational for everyone within the hall. The 16 time Paralympic medal winner reflected “To have a community use for this new sport centre is amazing. Sport has the power to bring people together and inspire. Aim high. Please keep doing that. Find something you love doing and work hard.”
Following the unveiling of the stone plaque, VIP guests were invited to enjoy a delicious afternoon tea. Our staff worked quickly to transform the space from a conference style ceremony into an intimate and functioning drinks reception area. An incredible afternoon of reflection, and building for the future of both Badminton and the local Bristol community. We look forward to heading back to Badminton in a few weeks for their end of year celebrations.
You can view an initial video-render of the sports hall, before completion, here which really brings the scale of the project to life! Fantastic to have been part of this special event.
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