Laing O'Rourke completes trio of schools in Yorkshire

Laing O'Rourke has completed work on the first three schools in the Yorkshire Priority Schools Building Programme (PSBP).

Having started the construction of Beckfoot Upper Heaton and Samuel Lister Academy, both in the Bradford Metropolitan area, and Harrogate High School in North Yorkshire in September 2015, the trio of education facilities were completed between November 2016 and January 2017.

Laing O’Rourke was appointed to carry out the construction of the buildings and provide the FM service. The construction firm utilised its Sigma offsite manufacturing system to reduce design lead times and enable successful delivery to tight deadlines.

The first school was occupied after the Christmas holiday with the following two schools being occupied after the February half-term break.

A further three school will open for the new term in September 2017, with the final and largest school opening in the Spring 2018.

The Yorkshire Batch of schools, which comprises seven schools in West and North Yorkshire, has been procured by the Education Funding Agency. The project will deliver circa 63,283m2 of new teaching accommodation which will benefit in excess of 7,000 students.

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