Willmott Dixon has received the green light for a £15.2m project as part of its transformation of Middlesbrough’s schools.

Willmott Dixon will design and build a secondary school to provide a new home on Saltersgill Avenue for the existing Beverley and Tollesby Schools. The company is working with the architects Aedas on the project, which will be completed by Easter 2011.

This is the fourth scheme to be delivered by Willmott Dixon for Middlesbrough Council as part of the Middlesbrough Building Schools for the Future programme to transform six schools.

The three other projects that are on site involve replacing the existing Acklam Grange School, co-locating Ormesby and Priory Woods schools into a new school building, plus building Ashdale Pupil Referral Unit.

Willmott Dixon was appointed under the Academies framework for the programme with the aim that the new education facilities will be a spur for wider regeneration in the town. The programme’s objective is to ensure Middlesbrough has a new generation of high quality schools suitable for the number of students it estimates it will have in 2016.