On the 29th May 2014 work started on the Market Garden Project. Spires Academy received funding from the National Lottery, St Nicholas School and Nu Steps Ltd to construct and develop a market garden that will be used by students from Spires Academy, St Nicholas School and Nu Steps Ltd.
On the 2nd June 2014 Kent County Surfaces started work on the area, constructing a wheel chair access path and preparing a central planting area using raised beds. Canterbury Garden Centre have provided materials and advice, they have also kindly donated seeds for the garden.
On the 9th June 2014 students from Nu Steps Ltd started work on building the benches while Kent County Surfaces continue their work and have started laying the tarmac surface for the access path.