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Interserve Group Limited Awarded Special Education Academy Construction Contract in Bristol


Interserve Group Limited, the international support services, construction and equipment group, has been selected by the Department for Education to design and build a new academy in Bristol for Learn@ Multi-Academy Trust (MAT), which delivers specialist education for children across the South West.

The academy will be constructed on the Soundwell Centre site which was formerly part of the City of Bristol College. Interserve will create a facility for pupils with a range of specialist needs, with the design team paying special attention to creating a variety of bespoke learning spaces as well as a residential unit for short midweek stays. Interserve’s scope of work will also include refurbishing and reconfiguring the existing blocks on site as well as the creation of sports pitches and a multi-use games area. Construction is expected to be complete by September 2020.

The Learn@ group of academies serve the West of England with specialist education facilities for children aged five through to 19 who have a variety of needs. It offers children an inclusive curriculum and a personalised experience, ultimately helping to equip its students with the skills needed to embrace life-long learning.

Interserve’s successful bid for the Learn@ contract aligns with the Group’s Construction strategy to target attractive risk-adjusted returns in the sectors where it has a market leading customer proposition. These include health, education, and local authority Framework projects; infrastructure; commercial; retail and the private rental sector.

Also working on the project are DKA Architects, structural engineers Clarke Bond and Silcock Dawson, who will provide maintenance and engineering support.

Paul Gale, Divisional Director at Interserve Construction, said: “We are pleased to have been selected to deliver a specialist education academy for Learn@ which adds to our portfolio of work on schools in the South West. This contract award is in line with our strategic aim to deliver world-class property solutions to the UK education sector.”

“Interserve is a leading provider of construction services to the education sector across the UK having completed more than 100 construction projects for local education partnerships, colleges and universities in the past ten years.

“We offer student and service user-led solutions, where we plan, design, construct and manage education facilities and our know-how for education sector work gives us the capability to deliver well-designed facilities truly fit for purpose by a team based locally to the project.”

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Interserve Group Limited is one of the world’s foremost support services and construction companies. Everything we do is shaped by our core values. We are a leader in innovative and sustainable outcomes for our clients and a great place to work for our people. We offer advice, design, construction, equipment, facilities management and frontline public services. We are headquartered in the UK and have consolidated revenues of £2.9bn and a workforce of circa 68,000 people worldwide.
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