Bella’s Curiously Creative Building Adventure

We are very pleased to announce that our very own Adam Golden of Costain has produced a book for young people entitled “Bella’s Curiously Creative Building Adventure” in support of our vision of influencing more young people of more diverse and socially representative backgrounds to choose a career in the built environment.

This entertaining and inventive book follows Bella and her journey from young tinkerer to world renowned inventor, stopping off at a number of exciting projects on the way. All with the help of her unflappable cat and her well meaning mum, Bella is a charming girl, whose thirst for knowledge and hunger for invention are an inspiration. We do not hesitate to recommend it to any of you who have young ones who could one day change the world.

We asked Adam why he thinks he needed to write this book and he replied:

“STEM subjects are often overlooked however if we can encourage our children to remain inquisitive, imaginative and ambitious, they will hopefully be armed with a desire to study STEM and the belief they can improve the world around them. If we can inspire whilst raising money for great charities, that can only be a good thing”.

This book is published as part of the Costain 150 Challenge which has raised money for four important UK charities: British Heart Foundation; Macmillan Cancer Support; Prince’s Trust; and Samaritans. We are pleased to support Adam and his work for these charities, we must remember that the built environment sector needs to represent the society whom it serves. Where buildings are built, bridges raised, tunnels bored, parks sculpted and roads paved it is our duty to make sure that the result is in harmony with our diverse society. We hope that if you have children, you will encourage them to join the built environment sector.


“Bella’s Curiously Creative Building Adventure” was written by Adam Golden, layout and illustration by Terry Cooper and printed by Vario press free of charge.


For your copy, visit Adam’s just giving page:


words by: Henry Fenby-Taylor


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