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Interserve awarded contract to build new Saddleworth School in Oldham

by Interserve Press Office | Jul 06, 2020

Interserve awarded contract to build new Saddleworth School in OldhamInterserve Group Limited, the international support services, construction and equipment group, has been awarded the contract by the Department for Education to design and build the new Saddleworth School in Oldham.

Interserve Construction will be responsible for the construction of the new school offering an additional 150 new school places. When complete Saddleworth School will accommodate up to 1,500 students aged 11 to 16.

The new school will be designed to accommodate the growing needs of both pupils and the local community and it will be tailored to meeting and exceeding the needs of modern school education provision.

Interserve Construction’s appointment underscores the company’s wide-ranging experience and capabilities in delivering first class educational facilities in the UK in line with its strategy for securing places on major framework agreements and contracts with long-term partners including the Department for Education.

The team are set to start on site in late July 2020 with project being handed over in February 2022.

Phil Shaw, Regional Director at Interserve Construction, said: “This is a really important opportunity for us and the local community. As we venture into uncertain times it is really important we provide opportunities to rebuild the economy through local employment.

“Our appointment by the Department for Education to build the new Saddleworth School further strengthens our position as one of the leading construction companies serving the UK education sector and follows the team’s recent appointment to build the special needs Halcyon Way and Prospect House schools, also in Oldham.”

Cllr Shaid Mushtaq, Cabinet Member for Education and Skills at Oldham Council, said: “This is an important milestone and we look forward to seeing the site transformed over the next few months into the modern school that our children deserve.

“The new Saddleworth School – with additional school places - will ensure current and future pupils are taught in first-class facilities and get the best possible chance to succeed.”

Matthew Milburn, Executive Headteacher at Saddleworth School, said: “I’ve been involved with the design of the new school from the very beginning and I look forward to visiting Saddleworth in 2022 to see the team making the most of what will be a fantastic educational and community asset.”

Mike Anderson, who takes up post as Headteacher at Saddleworth in September 2020, said: “We are all excited at the prospect of working in this amazing new school building which will serve our community for years to come and will allow us to welcome even more children to Saddleworth School.”

For more information about the project please visit the council’s webpage - New Saddleworth School


For more information contact:

Ian Green
Corporate Affairs Manager (Interserve Construction)
Telephone: 07740 513535

About Interserve Group Limited

Interserve Group Limited is one of the world’s foremost support services and construction companies. We offer 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 53,500 people worldwide.

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