Permanent modular construction specialists, The McAvoy Group are poised for a record-breaking year with around £75m worth of projects in the pipeline for 2015.
McAvoy which uses off-site methods of construction to deliver fast track, eco-friendly projects, confirmed it had been awarded preferred bidder status on 12 new contracts in the education sector in Britain and Ireland.
McAvoy was named as a principal contractor earlier this year under the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) framework and funded by the Education Funding Agency (EFA) to build nine new schools.
These new permanent school buildings, due for completion from the second half of 2015 through to the first half of 2016, are located across Greater London and the South of England.
The contracts comprise a range of Primary and Post Primary facilities with individual project values ranging from £2m to £17m.
Lynch Hill Enterprise Academy in Slough, is to get a new 9,000m2 school enabling it to expand its current education provision into Key Stage 3 and 4.
Goresbrook School is an all through school for pupils aged 3-18 in Dagenham, London to be developed on the site of an existing leisure centre. The scheme comprises the design and build of both a new primary and a new secondary school, the retention and refurbishment of the existing sports hall along with demolition of the remainder of the existing leisure facility structure.
Other school projects include Meridian Angel Primary School in Edmonton, London a purpose-built educational facility which will have Primary, Secondary and Special Education provision and, Salisbury Sixth Form College where growing pupil demand has fuelled an immediate need for a bigger, modern facility.
Another contract awarded as part of the EFA bundle is a project at The Rise School which is co-located with Feltham Community College in Hounslow, London. This new co-educational special school caters for children and young people with Autistic Spectrum Disorder and is run by the Autism Schools’ Trust.
EFA is also funding Walthamstow Academy, London, which is to be a new two-form entry co-educational post primary school.
A number of the contracts planned for delivery in 2015 are the result of successes under other Frameworks including:
The Crypt School project, awarded through Gloucester County Council’s select list and the construction of two permanent modular buildings at the current site of The Greville Primary School, awarded through the Hampshire and Surrey framework.
Kildare Educate Together National School opened in 2012 in temporary accommodation and has since been approved for funding for a new 16 classroom school building. The contract was awarded to a subsidiary company by the Department for Education and Skills through the Rapid Build Framework. http://www.mcavoygroup.com/