Interserve wins £7.6m contract for special needs school

Glendinning House, Newton Abbot, Interserve
Glendinning House

Interserve has been selected by the Department for Education (DfE) to design and build Glendinning House, special education needs school for children in Newton Abbot, Devon

Under the £7.6m Glendinning House contract, Interserve will create a facility for pupils with a range of specialist needs. The new two-story school will accommodate students between the ages of seven and 19 who are able to follow the national curriculum but are unable to attend a mainstream school due to barriers to learning including sensory needs and anxiety.

The development has been initiated in response to the increasing demand for Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SENDs) school places in the UK.

Interserve will commence work on design and planning immediately with the project scheduled to be completed in autumn in 2020.

Interserve has successfully delivered education construction projects in primary, secondary, tertiary and higher education facilities. The Glendinning House contract win is the ninth new school build project that Interserve has won this year following earlier contract wins in Bristol, Leicestershire, and Manchester worth more than £49m.

Interserve’s partnership with the DfE aligns with its construction strategy to target attractive, risk-adjusted returns in the sectors where it has a market-leading customer proposition, including education, health, and local authority framework projects.

Paul Gale, divisional director at Interserve Construction, said: “We are thrilled to have been selected to deliver this vital project, which is integral to the learning and development of Devon’s children. The project is in line with our strategic aim to deliver world-class property solutions to the UK education sector and reflects Interserve’s reputation as a trusted partner.”


  1. I’ve had a view of the school as my son has learning issues n waiting for the autism review as he’s got the traits for autism
    Would love my son to go to this school just awaiting for the review
    N also to see which that he has go in I’ve pu a couple of crooks down n high point as first choice


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