Interserve Press Office | Jun 28, 2019
Interserve Group Limited, the international support services, construction and equipment group, has commenced work to build Hampton Lakes Primary School of behalf of Hampton Academies Trust, Peterborough City Council and the Department for Education.
The £6.4m contract will see Interserve create a facility for 420 children living in Hampton East and the wider Hampton area of the City. The school will also accommodate 26 nursery places.
The new school, which is a major educational priority for Peterborough City Council with the city experiencing a significant population boom, will open in 2019 and operate from Hampton College Primary, pending completion of the new building which will be in operation from September 2020.
Councillor Lynne Ayres, Peterborough City Council's Cabinet Member for Education, said: “As the fourth fastest growing city in the country, the need to create extra school spaces is an urgent one and we are actively working to address this.
“We are committed to providing sufficient classroom spaces to ensure that the educational needs of children and young people in the city continues to be met.”
Helen Price, Executive Head Teacher of Hampton Academies Trust, which is to run the new free school, said: “It is fantastic news that work has started on the new Hampton Lakes Primary School. We look forward to welcoming the first children in September 2019 and moving to the new building in September 2020."
Interserve has significant experience delivering world-class special education facilities. This latest contract win follows similar projects in Bristol, Hereford and Manchester.
Interserve’s success on being confirmed as Peterborough City Council's construction partner aligns with its strategic focus on the education sector and work on Hampton Lakes Primary School provides a further opportunity to demonstrate Interserve Construction’s core capability to deliver first-class facilities to support the student’s learning experience.
Richard Scarrott, Divisional Director at Interserve Construction, said: “The new Hampton Lakes Primary School will provide much needed school places for the rapidly growing city of Peterborough and we are delighted to be a part of this.
"We look forward to partnering with Peterborough City Council and providing employment and educational opportunities for local people.”
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