Construction UK Construction Directory
Time and date
CONSTRUCTION DIRECTORY
Share this page
Construction News
20/04/2017

Interserve Begins £41.4m Leeds Schools Programme

Construction News Image
Interserve has started work on a £41.4 million contract to build three new schools in Leeds.

The new Springwell Special Academy Leeds facilities will be split across three sites in north, east and south Leeds.

Pupils aged between 11 and 16 with social, emotional and mental health needs (SEMH) will be able to benefit from world-class specialist learning environments at the schools, with features including specialist teaching areas, sensory rooms, outside learning areas and sports pitches, as well as multi-use games areas.

The development is being led by the city council, who is also funding the scheme. The local authority has worked over the past year with Wellspring Academy Trust, Leeds Local Education Partnership (LEP) and Interserve to ensure the unique requirements of Wellspring's SEMH delivery model and the SEMH pupils are met.

hss

The project is scheduled to be completed by August 2018, with the three sites ready in time for the 2018 academic year.

Gordon Kew, Managing Director at Interserve, said: "The new schools represent a major investment by Leeds City Council into the future of young people in Leeds. It also marks a continuation of our relationship with the Council and the Leeds Education Partnership, which has successfully delivered numerous education projects in and around the city."

Councillor Lisa Mulherin added: "The creation of Springwell Leeds marks a progressive and exciting time for specialist learning provision within the city, and the investment by Leeds City Council demonstrates our continued commitment to ensuring all pupils are supported to succeed and reach their full potential. This new specialist provision will radically improve the learning, support and outcomes for some of the city's most vulnerable children."

(LM/JP)

Latest Construction News

18/12/2018

ENGIE has entered into a new 40-year partnership to develop and operate district energy schemes in Newcastle. Working in a Joint Venture with Newcastle City Council (NCC), ENGIE will first deliver the £20 million Newcastle Helix urban regeneration scheme. The former Scottish & Newcastle Breweries
18/12/2018

Morgan Sindall Construction & Infrastructure is to deliver a new £24 million student accommodation scheme in the Midlands. The development, located on Station Street in Nottingham, will house 319 apartments as well as a communal hub space, coffee bar, separate study rooms and private, bookable lou
18/12/2018

J Breheny Engineering has commenced initial works for almost 3000 new homes in St Neots, Cambridgeshire. The contractor is currently installing the initial roads, utilities and drainage systems for the first phase of works, with further plans in place to deliver a cycle, pedestrian walkway and gre
18/12/2018

Saint-Gobain has expanded its offering in the UK and Ireland with the acquisition of SIG Roofspace. The business provides a turn-key panelised roofing and room-in-roof solution to house builders. Mike Chaldecott, Saint-Gobain UK & Ireland CEO said: "We're delighted to welcome Roofspace to Saint-G
18/12/2018

The government is to implement improved, safer building regulations after plans were unveiled today, 18 December. These plans come courtesy of recommendations made by Dame Judith Hackitt in her review of building regulations and fire safety published following the Grenfell Tower fire. Building a
18/12/2018

McAvoy Group has been appointed to deliver Homes England's new office in Northstowe, Cambridgeshire. The contractor will off-site manufacture the two-storey building designed by architects Proctor and Mathews. This project will support Homes England's scheme to deliver 8,500 new homes in the cent
18/12/2018

Additional funding of £15 million has been secured to repair court buildings across the UK. More than 170 wide-ranging improvement works will be undertaken across a number of sites for security and maintenance work. The extra money was announced by the Chancellor in this year's Budget. Justice
18/12/2018

Graham Donaldson has joined the MEH Joint Venture as the new Managing Director on Hinkley Point C (HPC). The MEH Joint Venture is an innovative new partnership between Hinkley Point C and all Tier One MEH (Mechanical, Electrical and HVAC). It supports the services contractors working on the HPC pro
18/12/2018

A charter has been signed to ensure Plymouth City Council's construction projects meet the highest standards for building and working conditions. Leader of the council, Tudor Evans signed the charter yesterday, 17 December, alongside construction union Unite's regional secretary for the South West
18/12/2018

Known in the region for its combination of excellent service and unbeatable value for money, PRO Structures offers clients the best of both worlds – a personalised, small company ethos packed to the gunwales with experience gained among the industry's heavyweights. As Director Ron O'Connor explaine
licata+greutolAuswood JoineryEnvironmental Street FurnitureIndustrialMachines.netEH SmithCanopy Products LtdCastle Scaffolding Northern LtdBristol Forklifts LtdMidport ConstructionSwinton Electro Plating Ltd
Terms and Conditions