Contractor named for new Manchester school
BAM Construction has been appointed to build new teaching facilities for Chorlton High School South in Manchester following a competitive tender process led by the Department for Education, under its capital framework for schools in England.
The company has been appointed to develop a plot on Mauldeth Road West which is partly occupied by Greater Manchester Police dog unit and horse paddocks.
Ewan Bell, BAM’s Project Manager, said: “Our first task is creating a new set of facilities for the police to migrate their units to, and then to begin the school programme in earnest.
“We’re greatly assisted in this by being able to conduct our own groundworks, drainage, and foundations – which are critical to this phase. We’ve also imported all the experience from creating other schools in the area.”
The new facilities will ultimately house 1,200 students in a three-storey ‘superblock’ school, which will also have a two-storey Sport England specified sports hall.
BAM will also deliver its own M&E (mechanical and electrical) works. The plan is for facilities to be handed over in time for the opening date of the new autumn academic term in 2021.