St Anne’s Special School,

Interserve has secured a £15.9m contract to build the new St Anne’s Special School and Supported Housing development in Hessle near Hull

Interserve Construction plans to begin work on St Anne’s Special School and Supported Housing development in September.

When complete, the special education needs (SEN) school for children and young adults with severe learning disabilities will give pupils and staff access to a modern learning environment to support the 115-strong student cohort’s learning and development.

The new building will include a single-storey school and three-storey accommodation block, which will be split by a spine wall.

The accommodation block provides 44 apartments and 11 support units for parents and students aged over 18.

The new school will be designed to accommodate the growing needs of both pupils and the local community and it will be tailored to meeting and exceeding the needs of modern school education provision.

‘Rebuild the economy’

John Gittins, divisional director at Interserve Construction, said: “This is a really important opportunity for us and the student community at St Anne’s Special School.

“As we advance through the Covid-19 crisis it is really important we provide opportunities to rebuild the economy through local employment, training and apprenticeships.”

“Our appointment by East Riding of Yorkshire Council to build the new St Anne’s School further strengthens our position as one of the leading construction companies serving the UK education sector and follows the team’s recent appointments to build special needs schools in Oldham, Sheffield and Redcar.”

Lesley Davis, head teacher at St Anne’s Special School, added: “As an outstanding school, sixth form and residence, we offer an inclusive environment where our motto ‘we all achieve’ is at the forefront of all the work we undertake and all staff working at St Anne’s strive to provide a safe and supportive environment which responds to the needs of our pupils.”

Interserve plans to hand over the new school in January 2022.

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