The first of the projects, The Star Radcliffe Academy in Bury, was granted planning this month and will be a five-form entry, 750-place, 11-16 secondary school. The first phase of the estimated £30m project is set to open in September 2024 under the fast track build programme.
Also scheduled to open in September next year is the Pear Tree Academy, new SEND school in Cheadle Hulme, Stockport operated by the Prospere Learning Trust. The school will specialise in catering for students with severe learning difficulties and other associated needs for young people aged 11-18.
Morgan Sindall will also build the Dixons Newall Green Academy, a new secondary free school operated by the Dixons Academies Trust. Once completed, the school will serve 750 students aged eleven to sixteen in the Wythenshawe district of the city of Manchester.
Elsewhere in Greater Manchester, Morgan Sindall is already on-site undertaking a significant new build and refurbishment project at Newhouse Academy in Rochdale, where it is building a new two-storey 165,000 sq ft building with lobby and toilet facilities, along with associated plant and landscaping works.
Throughout the build programmes for all four projects, Morgan Sindall will deploy its Intelligent Solutions approach to bring together digital and platform design with modern construction methods and innovative carbon reduction tools.
Simon Arnott, managing director for Morgan Sindall Construction in the North West said: “We are proud to be delivering these three new schools for Greater Manchester, as well as our ongoing work at Newhouse Academy, working collaboratively with the DfE and the respective Academy Trusts
“Working on so many education projects across the region simultaneously presents us with a unique opportunity to make a really significant contribution to the region’s educational offer and local economy – an opportunity we’re determined to deliver on.”