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Seddon to build £5.5m Stafford school

5 Dec 14 Seddon has been appointed to build a £5.5m primary school in Stafford.

Seddon was awarded the contract through its place on Staffordshire County Council’s £40m construction framework. It is the fifth school that Seddon has built through the four-year development framework.

The Veritas Academy development will see the refurbishment, conversion and extension of the former Staffordshire University Nelson Library, as well as the construction of a new direct access route to the site.

The primary school will cater for 420 pupils and 52 nursery children and is set to opens in September 2015.

Veritas Academy is being built in response to growing demand for primary school places in the town, ahead of the move of 450 army families to Stafford when soldiers transfer from Germany to Beaconside next year.

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The school has been designed by Entrust, a joint venture company set up between Staffordshire County Council and Capita and will be run by Reach2 Academy Trust.

Seddon regional director Eamonn Burns said: “It is exciting to be able to add this flagship project to our ever growing list of recent education schemes for Staffordshire County Council.

“We have significantly increased the amount of work we have secured in the education sector, often as result of local authorities needing to increase the number of primary school places. This year alone we have been awarded £30 million of education construction projects.”

“Seddon hopes that education as a market, especially in the Midlands where we have been appointed to a number of frameworks, will form a growing part of our workload including that of the ongoing relationship with Staffordshire County Council.”

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