Tony Shenton
Tony Shenton

Builders chosen for £10.1m school scheme near Liverpool

Building firm Wates Construction has signed a multi-million pound deal to create a new school property for Maghull High School in Merseyside.

The £10.1m contract, awarded by the by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), will see the company replace facilities that are no longer fit for use.

Construction is due to start in January, for completion in Spring 2019.

When work on the new site is finished, the existing building will be demolished.

The project is the first of three proposed schemes in the North West for Wates, which will deliver a £7m project at Hartford High School in Northwich and a £3.8m project for Upton Heath Primary in June 2018.

All three buildings are designed by architecture firm Sheppard Robson.

Tony Shenton, business unit director for Wates Construction North West, said: “This appointment reflects our experience in the delivery of exceptional learning environments for the Education and Skills Funding Agency and our reputation as a trusted contractor in the education sector.

“We are privileged to be continuing our role in the enhancement of the North West’s education infrastructure and the critical part it plays in the development of the region’s young people.”

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