ISG chalks up £48m haul of school wins

Aaron Morby 2 years ago

ISG has bagged another £48m haul of school projects off the back of its Platform Design for Manufacture and Assembly (P-DfMA) approach.

Planned Two Bridges Academy special school in Alveston, South Gloucestershire
Planned Two Bridges Academy special school in Alveston, South Gloucestershire

The latest group of jobs across the south of England builds on a £35m trio wins in January and includes a net zero operation school that could set the bar for future designs.

Five new school projects

  • Grand Union Village in Northolt, London
  • Portsmouth SEN – 66-places
  • Two Bridges Academy in Bristol – 112 places
  • Sixth Form College Harris Academy Rainham – 400 places
  • Faringdon School in Oxfordshire – 420 places

The Two Bridges project, the largest to be awarded at £12.5m, will bring to life a new 112 place SEND school for children 2-19 years old and is a pioneering Net Zero Carbon (NZC) pathfinder scheme.

Core requirements rest around an aim for the school to be Net Zero Carbon in operation led by improvements in the building design and fabric, supported with site-generated renewable energy.

The DfE is using this as a pathfinder scheme to support the government’s wider climate agenda.

These new projects are the latest to benefit from ISG’s standard component design approach.

Planned Sixth Form College Harris Academy Rainham

By partnering and collaborating with the same subcontractors, ISG replicates standardised project components bringing enhanced consistency and operational efficiencies.

Paul Watkins, framework manager for ISG’s UK Construction business, said: “The DfE’s pioneering construction framework is designed around the principles of strong contractor collaboration and supporting innovation that delivers outstanding education spaces designed to meet rigorous environmental performance and efficient operational standards.

“By encouraging framework contractors to really challenge traditional operating processes, the DfE has provided the catalyst for transformational change in our sector and the highly positive results from this programme demonstrate the true efficacy of a P-DfMA approach.”


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