Wates wins £37m Brent academies

Grant Prior 11 years ago
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Wates has confirmed the latest in a run of academy wins with a £37m contract from Brent Council to build two new Crest Academies in north London.

The contractor is also in exclusive talks to take forward the £16m Outwood Academy Adwick and the £10m De Warenne Academy, both in Doncaster.

The new 18,800 sq metre Crest Girls’and Crest Boy’s Academies will consist of four separate buildings, one for girls and one for boys, with the two central buildings housing specialist subjects and sports.

Reaching five storeys, each building will offer modern flexible teaching facilities including laboratory and workshop space and two indoor sports halls.

Two multi-use games areas will be provided outside. The Academies as a whole have been arranged around a full height atrium in order to maximise natural light.

Wates will deliver the project in partnership with a multidisciplinary design team from Capita Symonds.

In the North, Wates is delivering the Outwood and De Warenne academies, under the Under the Future Schools Agreement. This comes on the back of its successful appointment to build the £10m Campsmount Technology College, also in Doncaster.

Tony Hancox, Director of Academies at Wates Construction, said: “Our expertise at delivering first class education facilities is really starting to show dividends – particularly in the construction of new Academies.

“This latest project in Brent complements our growing Academy portfolio, with Outwood and De Warenne already in the pipeline.

“Our efforts to ensure early cost certainty, deliver projects on time, and turn innovative design into practical construction solutions, are providing our clients with the reassurance and confidence they need to build inspirational buildings for students, staff and communities.”

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