The McAvoy Group is currently delivering three new educational facilities valued at £40million on behalf of the Department for Education (DfE). These latest projects are The Cavendish School in Cambridgeshire, Merstham Park Secondary School near Reigate, and Laureate Academy in Hemel Hempstead.
The Cavendish School will provide a much-needed specialist school for children with autism, the world’s first International Baccalaureate (IB) special autism school, with a range of new facilities including multi-functional learning areas, calm and sensory spaces, and a horticultural room. Merstham Park School will see long-standing temporary facilities replaced by a brand-new building, designed to be one of the DfE’s first pioneering low-carbon pathfinder projects. At Laureate Academy an outdated teaching block has been demolished, and a new building created, along with a new multi-use games area.
Progress on delivering these projects follows a productive 12 months for the offsite manufacturing specialists, which, despite the challenges of Covid 19, has seen the business invest heavily in strengthening its senior management team and building for the future.
Ron Clarke, CEO of The McAvoy Group, said: “Our primary objective at The McAvoy Group is to deliver an exceptional experience for every customer through the quality of service we provide. We’re delighted to have been entrusted with the delivery of these latest contracts by the DfE. Given the huge disruption to education during the pandemic, it’s more important than ever for new school buildings to be delivered quickly and efficiently on programme and to the highest standard.
“We look forward to working with the DfE, local councils and other partners to deliver these new school places in well-designed, high-quality buildings that are fit for the future.”
The announcement comes as the business retained a place on the latest iteration of the DfE’s £7bn four-year Construction Framework for the delivery of school buildings in England.
The McAvoy Group is one of the leading offsite manufacturing and MMC specialists in the UK and Ireland. It offers a full range of design, manufacturing, fit out and construction services for the purchase and hire of high quality, affordable and sustainable modular buildings in the health, education, commercial and infrastructure sectors. Renowned for innovation, it is a key player in the pioneering Seismic Consortium, an R&D project launched to revolutionise the construction of school buildings. The Seismic II project is also now underway, which will see its learnings applied to other sectors, including healthcare and commercial.