The five contract was signed by Galliford Try for building Special Education Needs or Disabilities (SEND) schools and the contractor’s latest award is for a new school for St Marylebone CE Bridge School in Westminster.
With a total value of more than £50m, the five SEND schools by Galliford Try Building Southern are set now. The St Marylebone school is a coeducational Church of England special free school for statemented pupils aged 11- 16.
This Westminster school will fulfill primary needs related to speech, language and communication. A new three-storey main building will comprise up to 70 pupils, sharing the site of the Wilberforce Primary School in West Kilburn.
The Building Southern team has now also been selected through the Department of Education framework to design and build Cornerstone School in Bexley, following completion of Cleeve Meadow School for the London Borough of Bexley.
The Cornerstone school will be built on behalf of the Trinitas Academy Trust. This school will provide places for 90 pupils with special educational needs or disabilities. This is on top of two more recent awards of three other SEND schools across Greater London.
The Avenue, in the London Borough of Brent, is a school for 104 children with autism. The school site is constrained and so architect Pozzoni has come up with a design incorporating sports facilities on third-level roof terraces.