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02/04/2024

Galliford Try To Build Secondary School In Newcastle

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Construction firm Galliford Try has been appointed to build permanent accommodation for Great Park Academy, a 1,200-place secondary school in Gosforth, Newcastle.

The Department for Education scheme, which will be run by the Gosforth Group Academy Trust, will deliver a three-storey new build with a suite of special educational needs and disabilities support spaces.

Great Park Academy will include diverse, flexible, and functional teaching spaces including sports, music, art, and drama facilities, a learning resource centre, and a sports hall with its own dedicated community entrance.

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The project will see the enhancement of the existing soft landscaping and the creation of both hard and soft informal landscaping, a dedicated play area for key stage two students, and external learning spaces, including a multi-use games area.

Cliff Wheatley, Managing Director of Galliford Try Building North East and Yorkshire, said: "We're looking forward to delivering facilities that will benefit Great Park students for generations to come. During our time on site, we’ll also provide important work experience for young people in the area and support those interested in a career in construction."

Work is scheduled to complete by summer 2025, ready for the school to open its doors at the start of the new academic year in September 2025.

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