Both the St Modwen’s Primary School development and the Scientia Academy are being built using a cross laminated timber frame construction system, which will be manufactured off-site to cut construction times.
The St Modwen’s Primary School development will enable the school to move from its current site to a new two-storey building on land off the Tutbury Road. It will make it possible for the school eventually to provide places for up to 420 pupils. The new building will include solar photovoltaic panels and a ground source heat pump.
The new Scientia Academy will create places for around 420 foundation and primary school stage pupils.
It is being built at the former Belvedere Sports and Social Club site with a new entrance and exit to the school site set to be created off Mona Road.
The project includes the redevelopment of the adjoining bowling club facilities through the construction of a new bowling club pavilion and upgrading of parking facilities. A new access road also will be built for residents of Belvedere Road affected by the development.
Both jobs were awarded through the Staffordshire County Council’s construction framework, which has already delivered a £4m deal to build Christchurch Primary School in Burton-on-Trent, now under construction.
Seddon Construction managing director Jonathan Seddon said: “It is exciting to see work beginning on these projects which will help answer the need for more primary school places locally while delivering new educational facilities for pupils and teachers.”