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Morgan Sindall Construction has been appointed to deliver a new SEND secondary school in Cheadle Hulme, Stockport, for students with severe learning difficulties.
The Department for Education (DfE) has appointed the contractor to construct the new school, which will specialise in provision for students with severe learning difficulties and other associated needs. Pear Tree Academy is a new SEND school for in Cheadle Hulme, Stockport operated by the Prospere Learning Trust, catering for children aged 11 to 18. The school will offer 133 places, and is scheduled to open in September 2024.
Throughout the build programme, Morgan Sindall will deploy its Intelligent Solutions approach to bring together digital and platform design with modern construction methods and innovative carbon reduction tools to create inspiring new facilities for learners in Stockport.
There will also be employment and training opportunities created within the build programmes as well as targeted social value programmes to cater for the needs of the local community.
Alongside the new SEND school for Stockport, Morgan Sindall has also been appointed by the DfE on two further education builds: Star Radcliffe Academy, and 11-16 secondary school in Bury; an Dixons Newall Green Academy in Wythenshawe. Elsewhere in Greater Manchester, Morgan Sindall is already on-site undertaking a significant new build and refurbishment project at Newhouse Academy in Rochdale.
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.”