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Contract awarded for major Lincolnshire school extension

Willmott Dixon has secured a £7.2M project to extend The Priory School in Spalding, Lincolnshire, as part of Lincolnshire County Council’s wider £86M SEND (Special Education Needs and Disabilities) school investment programme.

Procured through SCAPE, the extension and refurbishment project will enable the school to offer improved specialist facilities to 127 pupils, aged between four and 19 years old.

Building on the school’s existing setup, Willmott Dixon will deliver a new site layout including nine new classrooms, in addition to a new social recreation space, life skills room, increased toilet provision, meeting spaces and ancillary staff facilities.

Nick Heath, Director of Delivery at Willmott Dixon, said:

“We’re pleased to have broken ground on our fourth SEND school project for Lincolnshire County Council. The scheme is very important in meeting the needs of all young children in the area, and they can be certain that we are committed to delivering a design that facilitates the best education for every pupil.”

Cllr Mrs Patricia Bradwell OBE, Executive Member for Children’s Services at Lincolnshire County Council, said:

“The council wants to ensure that all children can access high-quality education, as near to their family and local community as possible. To help achieve that, we’re investing in improving our special schools over the next few years.”

The project aims to complete by 1 September 2022 to align with the academic year and to minimise disruption to current students.

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