Offsite specialist McAvoy wins Essex school job

Aaron Morby 6 months ago

The McAvoy Group has been awarded an £8.2m contract for the design and offsite construction of a 630-place primary school for Concordia Academy in Romford.


Modular construction will significantly reduce disruption to the surrounding residential area and will cut the build programme for the 2,972sq m three-form entry free school to just 12 months.

The first of 67 modules will arrive on site in the autumn. McAvoy has also provided a suite of interim school buildings for the academy, until its new building opens in September 2018.

Raymond Millar, Construction Director of principal contractor McAvoy, said: “We will be using the latest advances in education design and offsite construction to create an inspiring environment for teaching and learning, and an outstanding school to help every child realise their highest aspirations.”

“On this project, the solution from McAvoy is enabling the development of a very restricted and challenging brownfield site, and with much less disruption to the local community.

Designed by Blue Sky Architects, the Concordia scheme will occupy the site of a disused nurses’ home.

Facilities will include a music and drama studio, main hall with adjacent smaller hall, 14 classrooms, full catering kitchen, activity room, small group learning rooms, staff room and administration offices.

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