New £10million teaching facilities at Hailsham Community College

New £10million teaching facilities will help Hailsham Community College cope with an increase in student numbers.

Thursday, 17th September 2020, 10:01 am
New teaching facilities planned at Hailsham Community College

The new development is designed to cater for 300 extra 11-16-year-old places and 100 sixth form places.

Plans include a brand new 2,700 square metre teaching block with state of the art science, technology, art, special education needs (SEN) and general teaching spaces, along with various upgrades to the existing school and a new all-weather sports pitch.

Morgan Sindall Construction has been selected to deliver the project on behalf of East Sussex County Council,

It follows the successful completion of Hailsham Primary School, a brand new two-form entry primary and nursery school within the same academy trust.

Morgan Sindall Construction said it will look to use similar construction methods used in the Hailsham Primary School project, including implementing a panelised modular system during the early stage of the build process.

This ensures a shorter timescale for project completion and a smaller volume of deliveries to the construction site, which goes towards reducing the carbon footprint of the project and greatly reduces the impact on local roads and infrastructure throughout the construction phase.

Guy Hannell, Morgan Sindall Construction’s Southern Home Counties area director, said: “We are delighted to be selected as preferred bidder on this important next state-of-the-art development for East Sussex County Council, with Hailsham Community College Academy Trust.

“The success of our modern methods during the construction of Hailsham Primary School is a testament not only to the close collaboration between project partners, but also Morgan Sindall Construction’s commitment to providing inspiring, world-class facilities that incorporate the best in social value and environmental sustainability.

“We look forward to continuing our close working relationships with East Sussex County Council and Hailsham Community College Academy Trust, as well as our wider project partners, throughout the life of this scheme.”

An East Sussex County Council spokesperson said: “We have been delighted with the award winning, high quality, recent early completion of the new primary school in Hailsham and look forward to Morgan Sindall Construction bringing their expertise in modular construction and customer-focused approach to this new school project.”

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