Morgan Sindall Construction’s Northern Home Counties team has been appointed to deliver two new schools for Buckinghamshire Council as part of a GBP 15 million programme of works that will create over 540 new school places. The company has been appointed to deliver the new GBP 9 million Kingsbrook View Primary Academy, and has started on-site delivering a £5.8 million expansion to Amersham School. Both projects are being delivered under the Southern Construction Framework, a quality-managed collaborative construction framework for public bodies to procure major building works using a two stage open book process to deliver best value.
Situated within the wildlife-friendly Kingsbrook housing development in Aylesbury, Kingsbrook View Primary Academy will be a free school run by the Inspiring Futures Partnership Trust. The project will comprise a new build, two-form entry primary school for 420 pupils and a 52-place nursery. The high-quality, energy efficient building has been designed to enhance the character of the local area and provide a positive contribution to the public realm, and will include a number of landscaping features to help the building complement its surroundings, with planting choices to maximise benefits for wildlife. The new school will also include car parking, including electric charging points; cycle and scooter storage; and external play areas comprising a grass playing pitch, trim trail, multi-use-games-area (MUGA), hard and soft play areas, a wildlife area and forest school.
The academy is due to open in September 2021 and its main hall and external sports areas will be available for hire outside of school hours for the benefit of the local community.
Work at Amersham School involves the construction of a double-storey extension featuring a new dining hall, reception area and eight classrooms. An existing science laboratory is also being extended to provide an additional teaching room. External upgrades include a new 27-space car park and external landscaping works.
Work on the science block is due to complete in January 2021, with the rest of the expansion due to be handed over to the school in August in time for the new academic year.
Source: Steel Guru