Kier was appointed by Sunderland City Council, as the contractor to build a new school. This will allow children with severe learning difficulties and disabilities to join, after the construction completion in approx. 4,000 sqm.
These new premises for Sunningdale Primary School with the current site reaching the end of its design life will be used to promote it as a school for pupils with special education needs (SEN). Extra facilities will include rebound therapy, a hydrotherapy pool, sensory facilities, and soft play.
Also, each classroom will have a storage area for mobility equipment. Informal play and grass playing fields will also be provided across the wider site, alongside nature trail, a wetlands area and habitat area.
Construction is expected to be completed in the summer of 2022. Procurement of the project has taken place through the North East Procurement Organisation (NEPO) framework.
Kier has worked on numerous SEN projects across the country, it says. Also, 96 pupils aged between 4-16 years with a primary diagnosis of autism were recently handed over Forest Bridge School in Maidenhead.