Willmott Dixon wins contract to expand The Priory School
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Willmott Dixon to expand The Priory School in Lincolnshire, UK

08 Oct 2021 (Last Updated October 8th, 2021 12:18)

Work on the extension and refurbishment project is expected to be completed by 1 September 2022.

Willmott Dixon to expand The Priory School in Lincolnshire, UK
Illustration of the extended The Priory School in Spalding, Lincolnshire. Credit: Willmott Dixon.

Construction firm Willmott Dixon has been awarded a £7.2m extension and refurbishment project for The Priory School in Spalding, Lincolnshire, UK.

The project is part of Lincolnshire County Council’s £86m Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND) school investment programme.

This is the construction company’s fourth scheme in the region.

The extension and refurbishment project will enable The Priory School to become an all-needs school from an 11-to-19-age ambulant facility.

It will also provide improved specialist facilities to 127 students aged between four and 19 years.

The project will include nine new classrooms, a life skills room, meeting space and ancillary staff facilities, and a new social recreation space.

Work on the project will also include minor refurbishment of the existing school building to provide adjacent staff spaces, as well as a new plant room.

Willmott Dixon delivery director Nick Heath 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.

“As with all our projects, sustainability for people and the environment is a major focus. Our ‘Now or Never’ strategy guides everything we are doing to ensure a greener future and outlines how by 2030 all our new buildings will achieve net-zero operational carbon. At The Priory, we are installing electric vehicle charging stations for onsite teams to travel sustainably.”

Work on the extension and refurbishment project is targeted to complete by 1 September 2022.

Willoughby School in Bourne, Eresby School in Spilsby and St Bernards school in Louth are the three other projects that were recently completed and delivered by Willmott Dixon.