Kier, a leading UK construction and infrastructure company, was appointed by the Department for Education (DfE) to design and deliver a new school building for St Peter’s Collegiate Academy and Three Spires Trust in Wolverhampton.
Part of the DfE school rebuilding programme, St Peters Academy is one of the first schools in the country to be announced by the programme. The project, which was procured through the Department for Education Contractors Framework 2021, will be developed in stages that involve the design and planning, through to demolition of existing buildings, creation of specialist temporary accommodation, and the build of a new secondary school.
“We’re delighted to be appointed by the DfE to support St Peter’s Academy and Three Spires Trust to develop the design, and ultimately deliver this important new school building. As experts in delivering education projects in live school environments, we understand the needs of the school to continue to support their students’ education. We look forward to playing our part in creating a first-class educational setting for pupils, students, staff and local communities in Wolverhampton,” said David Yorke, Regional Director, Kier Construction Eastern and Midlands.
The new academy building will replace four of the current seven buildings on site and, during the build, specialist accommodation will be provided by Kier to minimise disruption to teaching and learning for students at the school. Further works will take place to make way for enhanced outdoor facilities as well.
“The appointment of Kier is an important milestone for the project and we are delighted with the progress made so far in our journey to a new academy building. Although St Peter’s is much more than the buildings, it is undoubted that moving into a new building in 2025 will transform the education we offer to our students currently and in the future,” added Vice Principal, St Peter’s Academy, Daniel Sherriff.
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