Caledonian wins two offsite school jobs for £38m

Aaron Morby 4 weeks ago
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Modular building specialist Caledonian has secured two large school projects in quick succession worth £38m.

Haygrove School in Somerset and The Sir Frederick Gibberd College in Essex have been snapped up after Caledonian offered a full turnkey package including lead design, planning, and installation.

Both schools incorporate factory installed concrete floors and up to 96% of the work on each module will be completed by Caledonian factory facility before being delivered to site.

At the same time as the modules are being manufactured, Caledonian, operating as the principal contractor, will be carrying out groundworks and other works on site, meaning handover can be up to half the time it would take a traditional build.

Sir Frederick Gibberd College will be built at the site of the former Passmore School in Harlow and is worth £29m.

It will comprise a 1,200 place secondary school built over three storeys including a school hall, dining hall, drama studio and a 500 place sixth form teaching area as well as sports facilities and all associated external works and pitches.


Work being undertaken at Haygrove School in Bridgwater will involve utilising Caledonian’s component-based school solutions to replace the main school building with modern and efficient teaching environments.

The construction work will be undertaken while the school remains open and works will be carefully planned to ensure minimal disruption.

The three-storey building will consist of classrooms, double-height hall and studio spaces, offices, kitchen and associated rooms for educational purposes, along with enabling, groundworks and external works.

Paul Lang, chief executive of Caledonian Modular, said: “Haygrove and SFG are both large projects, which, alongside our other recent new business wins, underpin our future growth strategy.”

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