Subscribe to our free fortnightly newsletter and stay ahead with the latest news in edtech

Wigston Academy begins campus redevelopment

Three schools in Wigston to form new campus, developed by GSSArchitecture

Posted by Stephanie Broad | May 04, 2016 | Facilities & buildings

Friday, 22 April marked the sod cutting ceremony to celebrate the start of construction for the £4m development at Wigston Academy. Guests at the ceremony included Executive Headteacher, Alex Green; Sir Edward Garnier, MP for Harborough and various representatives from Wigston Academies Trust, Leicestershire County Council and GSSArchitecture, who have acted as architects, quantity surveyors and masterplanners for the academy.

The project is the first phase of a new campus for Wigston which brings together the old Abington Academy, Bushloe High School and Guthlaxton School to create a holistic new learning campus and new academy. The masterplan design for the whole site has been developed by GSSArchitecture, and includes a new build special school, revised parking and enhanced landscaping. Wigston Academy will combine traditional values with new dynamic and flexible learning environments, internally and externally, to provide a full and inspiring experience for all pupils.

Tom Lyons, Partner at GSSArchitecture, said: “It has been a privilege to have worked on such a pleasantly landscaped site, together with the academy and Leicestershire County Council, to develop what will be an exciting model learning campus and new academy for the young people of Wigston and its wider community”.

Alex Green, Executive Headteacher, said: ‘We are thrilled to provide such a fantastic learning environment for our community. The extensive building project will provide the very best for our children. A new school, new facilities and an exciting future’.

wigstonacademy.org

Subscribe to our free fortnightly newsletter and stay ahead with the latest news in edtech

Related stories

Scrapping academies could 'bring more uncertainty'

Safeguarding: one size doesn't fit all

Everything you need to know about The Academies Show 2018

Market place - view all

Clevertouch

Red sky

We’re the UK’s leading independent solar installer, hel...

Haines Watts

Haines Watts can provide you with more than just a set of books at ...