Eric Wright delivers three school projects

Bamber Bridge based Eric Wright Construction has completed three new education facilities in the north west as part of the Department of Education’s major public sector framework.

The work includes Queen Elizabeth Studio School (pictured) which was designed by JM Architects and will cater will cater for 300 pupils, aged 14 to 19. The 2,166 sq m facility includes a range of state-of-the-art learning spaces, including a 140 sq m lecture and drama theatre, working kitchens for use by pupils, IT hubs, digital media studios, art rooms, an engineering suite and 100 sq m of flexible working space.

At St John’s Primary School in Stockport, EWC has created a 1,800 sq m, single storey facility, replacing the existing building which was deemed unsuitable for refurbishment. EWC will now demolish the original school building to create space for a new, custom-built play area with hard and soft landscaping.

At the Kings Leadership Academy in Bolton, EWC has completed phase 1 of the temporary school for 180 pupils, designed by Pozzoni, which will enable the Trust to continue to operate whilst a new facility is planned. The works were completed within a four month period and the second phase is due to complete in advance of the September 2020 intake.

EWC is also delivering a £1.14m new school building at Fairfield Road Primary School in Manchester and improvement works at Tonacliffe Primary School in Rochdale.

James Eager, framework director at Eric Wright Construction, said: “It’s great to see these new facilities completed and being used by so many pupils. We have been working collaboratively with the DfE, their technical teams and the schools themselves to ensure that we deliver state-of-the-art learning environments which not only enhance the student learning experience but meet the demand for school places across the region.”

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