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Canterbury primary school to get new state-of-the-art facilities

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Working on behalf of the Department of Education (DfE), Morgan Sindall Construction is set to build new facilities at the Pilgrim’s Way School in Canterbury.

The scheme comprises the construction of a new two-form primary school, followed by the demolition of the existing 1970s-era building.

The project marks the first appointment for Morgan Sindall’s Southern Home Counties business under the latest iteration of the DfE’s construction framework.

The works will see the creation of a new hall, classroom spaces, kitchen and a multi-use games area (MUGA). The existing nursery will remain on site and will be connected to the new two-storey buildings.

Guy Hannell, Area Director for Morgan Sindall Construction in the Southern Home Counties, said: “With our Canterbury office just down the road from the school, we’re well aware of the vital work this school does and the impact the development is going to have for the city’s young pupils and families.

The school is operated by Veritas Multi Academy Trust (VMAT) and will have a capacity for 420 pupils when it is ready for occupation in September 2025.

Dr Kerry Jordan-Daus, CEO of VMAT, said: “This is a very exciting project for the school and the community. The new buildings will enable us all to continue to provide irresistible learning for all, and spaces for the wider community to use.”

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