Interserve wins £6m Cedars Academy contract

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Interserve has commenced work on the redevelopment of The Cedars Academy, in Birstall, Leicestershire, the Department for Education (DfE) under the Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) framework

The £6m redevelopment project will be delivered by the East Midlands construction team based around the corner in Syston.

Phase one of the project will see the design and development of a new secondary education science block and the refurbishment of the existing Stonehill Building. During phase two, Interserve will demolish three existing blocks and another building will be extended and upgraded.

The project will be completed by end September 2020.

Richard Scarrott, divisional director at Interserve said: “We are delighted to have been selected to deliver this prestigious project and continue our journey working with The Department for Education. This is the seventh new school build project that Interserve has won this year following earlier contract wins in Bristol, Leicestershire and Manchester worth more than £41m.”

“Our local and dedicated, East Midlands team is based within just a mile of the Cedars Academy in Leicester. We look forward to delivering this project and bringing significant benefits to the local community.”

Interserve has significant experience delivering world-class special education facilities. This latest contract win follows similar projects in Bristol, Hereford and Manchester.

Interserve’s success on being confirmed as DfE’s construction partner aligns with its strategic focus on the education sector and work on the Cedar Academy provides a further opportunity to demonstrate Interserve Construction’s core capability to deliver first-class facilities to support the pupil’s learning experience.

The Cedars Academy is an 11-19 co-educational school, rated Good, by OFSTED and is part of the Lionheart Academies Trust.

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