ESS Modular has completed the acquisition of the company that specialises in delivering education projects utilising modern methods of construction, Spatial Initiative
The announcement comes after ESS Modular acquired an additional 50% share in Spatial Initiative.
The move is an investment in the continued growth of the educational arm of the business, which will continue to support the DfE’s ambitious school building programmes.
Spatial Initiative is on a number of Department for Education frameworks and to date has delivered seven new schools and is currently on-site delivering a further seven new projects throughout the country.
In January of this year, the company was appointed to the £3bn DfE Offsite Framework MMC and joined a panel of contractors which will help deliver the DfE’s new school build programme for new primary and secondary schools across the UK over the next four years. This framework highlights a continued shift in government preference towards modern methods of construction (MMC).
Boost education offering
Paul Tierney, CEO of ESS Modular said: “Spatial Initiative boasts a specialist team of construction professionals who are experts in delivering education projects.
“We are delighted to be able to announce today that we have acquired the business in full which will further strengthen the ESS Modular Group.
“This investment will allow us to continue to grow our education offering in the coming years.”
Sarah Morton, framework director at Spatial Initiative, added: “It has been a really exciting number of years for Spatial Initiative as we see modern methods of construction being increasingly recognised as the preferred solution to deliver the country’s school building programme.
“We are really looking forward to continuing our work with the DfE as part of the ESS Modular Group in delivering these important schemes.”