Houlton Secure Two Esteem Projects As Part Of £50million Investment Into The City's Schools
12th January 2022
Working with our partners Hull Esteem Consortium LEP Ltd, Hull City Council’s pre-procured framework, we have secured two further school expansion projects in the city.
The expansion projects are part of £50million investment into the city’s schools to increase pupil places, choice and provide outstanding learning environments for children.
Malet Lambert and Sirius Academy North will both see expansion works begin in early January, which will increase the number of places at each secondary school by 150 places.
At Malet Lambert the work includes a new large indoor multi-use area, to provide more capacity during lunchtimes and exam periods, along with an increase to indoor sporting facilities allowing pupils access to more sports. There will also be five new classrooms to accommodate more pupils.
At Sirius Academy North a new extension block will be built containing six classrooms, additional PE space and an increase to the schools dining capacity.
All projects are built with future impacts on climate change; designed with durability and resilience in mind, built to maximise energy efficiency and contributing to low carbon emissions. Technologies considered are energy efficient lighting, solar panels, whilst vehicle charging points are becoming more prevalent.
Both schemes are due to be complete by August 2022, ready for pupils at the start of the new school year in September.
Councillor Shane McMurray, portfolio holder for children’s services said: “We are committed to expanding good and outstanding provision to give more children and families their first choice.
“We want to provide the best education possible in the best learning environments possible. It is also vital that as pressures for SEN places increase we are proactive with the development of improved SEN facilities to cope with this demand.”
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