Kier appointed for new sustainable primary school in Havering

Kier appointed for new sustainable primary school in Havering

Construction company Kier has been appointed by the Department of Education to deliver a new primary school in Havering, London.

The two-form entry primary school will offer 462 places for students and includes a 30-place nursery as well as a special educational needs learning space for twelve pupils with autism and speech, language & communication needs.

The new building will include teaching spaces as well as dedicated rooms for group activities and therapies. A number of the school’s facilities will also be made available for use by the local community, including the hall, studio and outdoor play areas.

The design for the project includes a number of features that aim to boost sustainability such as natural light and natural ventilation, highly-insulated glass to support heat management and onsite solar panels to generate electricity.

The new facility is being built for The Emmanuel School Trust, a non-profit charity that manages educational facilities in London. The school will be part of the wider Beam Park residential development, which will deliver over 3,000 new homes to the area.

Commenting on the project, Richard Emmerson, Project Director at the Department for Education said: “I am pleased that building has begun on Emmanuel Community School following the design and planning stage. We are moving forward to deliver what will be a first-class facility for this new and growing community. I have worked with Kier before and I know they will do a great job on this project having also worked tirelessly to get to this stage.”

Reflecting on the appointment, John Bolton, regional director at Kier Construction London & Southern, said: “We are delighted that we have been appointed by the Department for Education to build the new Emmanuel Community School. The school will play a vital role, ensuring that the new neighbourhood’s expanding population has a safe, secure and stimulating learning environment for pupils to enjoy.

“We look forward to using our wealth of experience in building first-class educational facilities to deliver a modern and sustainable school that will positively impact the community for years to come.”

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