New 3 form entry primary school with 39 place nursery provision,
- Newton Leys one of three primary schools we're building in Milton Keynes
- Procured through Scape Group for speed and efficiency
- Council aims to provide 10,000 new places in next few years
Meeting this need involves seven new schools and expanding 12 more by 2018
Our track-record for delivering school transformation programmes in towns and cities across the country was further enhanced with a £21 million contract for three schools in Milton Keynes that's the first phase in the council’s £160m schools investment.
Milton Keynes Council aims to deliver over 10,000 much-needed new school places and Newton Leys is one of the schools we are creating to achieve that, with the other two being Fairfield and Whitehouse Primary Schools. All will open ready for their first intake of pupils in September 2016.
Transformational programmes for schools
In recent years, our teams have transformed schools in Liverpool, Middleborough, Isle of Wight, Bedfordshire, Southampton and Warwickshire with multiple projects that replaced life-expired property or created new schools to provide extra capacity for places.
This now includes Milton Keynes where our education sector expertise is responsible for the council's first tranche of schools through Scape Group's National Major Works Framework.
Peter Owen, managing director for Willmott Dixon in the Midlands:
“Demand for schools places across the country is outstripping supply and Milton Keynes is not unique in implementing a major school investment programme. The first three schools will deliver 2,000 additional primary places and by using the Scape Major Works framework, Milton Keynes will save time and cost which can instead be channelled into important areas such as front line services. We’ll also ensure local companies benefit as supporting the ‘local pound’ is a very important part of what we do.”
Leader of Milton Keynes Council, Cllr Peter Marland:
“I’m delighted that this ambitious school development programme is progressing. We want to ensure all children living in Milton Keynes can access a good local school place and I am proud that our team are working collaboratively with Willmott Dixon to make that a reality. The Scape Major Works framework will also provide a further boost to the local economy through its commitment to offer apprenticeships, work experience and other opportunities to Milton Keynes residents.”
Want to know more? Contact Matthew Raybould