Interserve Group Limited has been selected by the Department for Education to design and build Prospect House to deliver specialist education for children in Blackley, Manchester
The £8m contract will see Interserve create a facility for pupils with a range of specialist needs. The school will provide places for 100 pupils, aged from three to 11, of which 10 will be early-years places.
The scope of work will include a complete new build solution and is intended to meet the increasing demand for Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND) school places in the county.
Upon completion of the new school and external areas, the facilities will be opened in September 2020. The new project includes a one-storey building, external play areas, and car parking facilities, as well as a range of therapy and sensory spaces and a hydrotherapy pool.
Interserve has successfully delivered education construction projects in primary, secondary, tertiary and higher specialist education facilities. This includes master plans and estate strategies, new and refurbished teaching blocks, and specialist units for pupils with specials needs.
Interserve’s successful bid for the contract aligns with its Construction strategy to target attractive risk-adjusted returns in the sectors where it has a market leading customer proposition. These include health, education, and local authority framework projects; infrastructure; commercial; retail and the private rental sector.
Phil Shaw, divisional director at Interserve Construction, said: “We are delighted to have been selected to deliver this prestigious project and to once again be the trusted partner of choice for the Department for Education, which adds to our portfolio of work on schools in the North West.
“Interserve has completed more than 100 construction projects for local education partnerships, colleges and universities in the UK during the last ten years. Our in-depth knowledge of UK education construction work gives us the capability to deliver well-designed facilities truly fit for purpose by a team based locally to the project.”