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Offsite construction to speed Carillion school project

29 Aug 12 Carillion joint venture Inspiredspaces has reached financial close with Nottingham City Council on a £17m school building contract.

Artist's impression of the new school
Artist's impression of the new school

Construction work on the rebuild of Farnborough School & Technology College in Clifton starts immediately and is scheduled to complete in August 2013, thanks to offsite construction methods.

Once staff and pupils have moved into the new building in September 2013, most of the existing school buildings will be demolished to make way for mini pitches and a flood-lit artificial pitch.

The rebuild project is being funded through the Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme and the construction work will be delivered by Nottingham's Local Education Partnership (LEP), the public private partnership between the city council and Inspiredspaces, which since June 2008 has built five new schools in Nottingham and remodelled another five, all on time and within budget. This will be the last school in Nottingham to benefit from the programme.

Mark Harding, general manager of Nottingham's LEP, said: "We have designed the new school to meet the schools vision to enable them to teach and learn in a 21st century facility. The building will be constructed in controlled conditions off site, therefore improving the quality of the finished product, whilst the site is prepared. This innovative method of delivery means that the school is ready for occupation in 12 months which is approximately six months earlier than following a traditional route".

Inspiredspaces is a company set up by Carillion and its joint venture partners to deliver BSF construction projects.

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