Deputy Prime Minister attends Oasis Restore Secure School at Galliford Try Building Southern

Date 01 Aug 2022

Deputy Prime Minister and Secretary of State for Justice, Dominic Raab MP was among the dignitaries present as work began on the Oasis Restore Secure School in Kent.

A turf-cutting ceremony was held at the site, which is being developed by Galliford Try on behalf of the Ministry of Justice and the Oasis Charitable Trust, marking the moment that the new £26m facility officially entered its next phase of construction.

The school is England’s first secure school to be commissioned by the Government in a significant policy change in how young offenders are rehabilitated. The project itself consists of the refurbishment of an existing secure facility, including three residential blocks - creating 49 bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, two educational buildings and a central services building.

Gavin Bridge, Managing Director for Galliford Try Building Southern, commented: “At Galliford Try, we are always keenly aware of the impact our industry has on people’s lives and we are delighted to be involved in this project, the importance of which has been underlined by this event. We look forward to working with all the stakeholders to ensure we produce a high-quality facility that can help improve outcomes for young offenders.”