Morgan Sindall to construct £5m modular school

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Morgan Sindall Construction & Infrastructure has been appointed to build a new £5m modular primary school and nursery in Derby in just nine months

As part of the Sunesis model, delivered through the Scape Venture Framework, Hackwood Primary will provide more than 200 school places.

Sunesis Build was initially a joint venture between Scape and Willmott Dixon to deliver standardised modular school buildings at a reduced cost.

Derby City Council has commissioned the new 14,000 sq ft primary school in collaboration with residential developers Redrow Homes East Midlands and Miller Homes.

The modular school, designed by Lungfish, will house six classrooms and a 26-place nursery. It is being fabricated offsite in Hull.


Morgan Sindall said the modular and offsite construction process will enable the school to be built in less than nine months.

Mike Salter, group development director at Scape Venture, said: “Hackwood Primary School is a perfect example of how the private and public sector can work together through the Scape Venture framework to deliver a new community facility in the most efficient way.

“It’s an innovative and exciting collaboration with Morgan Sindall Construction & Infrastructure, Lungfish and Sunesis working together utilising our Mosaic offsite product to ensure the school is delivered quickly with minimal impact on the environment.”

Sunesis operations director Fran Cox added: “Hackwood is a fantastic example of the collaboration of different organisations, wrapping support around a client who had a challenging problem to solve. To have designed, procured and built a primary school within just 12 months is no mean feat and I am thrilled that Sunesis has enabled this.”

Work started in January and the modular school is expected to complete in time for the new academic year in September 2019.


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