Eric Wright wins job to build Burnley free school

Aaron Morby 2 years ago
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Eric Wright Construction has bagged the contract to design and build a two-form entry high school and sixth form in Burnley.

High school and sixth form college will be built on the site of the former Habergham High School

Commissioned through the Education Funding Authority Regional Contractors Framework and on behalf of Chapel Street Community Schools Trust, the free school scheme will provide accommodation for 450 secondary and 200 sixth form students.

Designed by JM Architects, the building will be constructed on the site of the former Habergham High School, which has already been demolished.

The contract award follows the decision not to refurbish and extend the existing premises due to the discovery of shallow worked coal seams below the site.

The 81-week programme includes site remediation works with mine stabilisation grouting, which is underway.

Eric Wright Construction will re-use crushed demolition materials to achieve cost savings on the three-storey school to help ensure time-critical project delivery by April 2017.

Vicky Povey, headteacher from Chapel Street Community Schools Trust, said: “Although we have faced some tough challenges in getting this project pulled together, we are delighted with the resulting design for our new school.

“Eric Wright Construction has kept us informed at every step of the way and worked hard to ensure that our comments and preferences are truly reflected in the design for the new Burnley High School and Sixth Form.”

John Wilson, managing director at Eric Wright Construction, added: “We have leveraged the experience and technical expertise within the Eric Wright Group to take a pragmatic approach to designing this scheme that addresses the EFA’s requirements, the Trust’s preferences and the challenges of the site.

“Once completed, the school will be an important addition to the education choices available to families in Burnley and we look forward to handing the building over in April 2017.”

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