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How the new Kings Leadership Academy will look. Images by Pozzoni Architecture

Warrington school project is fit for a king

Conlon Construction is underway with a multi-million pound project to create an independent free school in Warrington

Posted by Stephanie Broad | October 23, 2015 | Facilities & buildings

The project was awarded as part of the Education Funding Agency (EFA) Regional Contractors Framework and will see the Preston-based contractor build a 6,800 sqm state-of-the-art facility for the King’s Leadership Academy.  

Designed by Pozzoni Architecture, the ‘finger block’ facility features a central glazed atrium to maximise natural light into the 50 classrooms. The development, which is sited on Greenfield land, also comprises a double height colonnade, feature entrance, sports hall, MUGA (Multi-Use Games Area) pitch, gym and fitness studio.

The school will accommodate 840 secondary and sixth form pupils and the project is scheduled for completion in June 2016. 

How the new Kings Leadership Academy will look. Images by Pozzoni Architecture    

Conlon Construction was appointed to complete the project after the previous contractor went into administration in March 2015.  

Mr Ierston, principal at King’s Leadership Academy, said: “I am delighted that the project is back on track and that Conlon Construction have made massive strides in a relatively short period of time, with the build rapidly approaching completion.  

“After visiting the site, I was very impressed by the quality of workmanship and the professionalism of the new team and we look forward to moving in during the summer term of 2016.” 

www.conlon-construction.co.uk

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