Morgan Sindall behind DfE school refurb


Morgan Sindall will lead new build and refurbishment works at a school in Rochdale. 

The new Newhouse Academy.
Credit: Morgan Sindall 
by Rory ButlerJanuary 12, 2023

The firm will replace outdated facilities at Newhouse Academy with backing from the Department for Education (DfE). 

The DfE’s School Rebuilding Programme will see improvements made to 500 school and sixth form colleges across England over the next decade. 

New two-storey building (16,100 sqm)  Construction and DT workshops 
Four-court sports hall  Dining hall 
Activity studio  Fitness studio 
Drama studio  Music rooms 
Main hall  Science labs 
Changing rooms  Graphics room 

The rear of the existing main school building dates from the 1960s and will be demolished, with the water tank and substation block being refurbished. 

The new building will be net zero in operation, with CarboniCa, Morgan Sindall’s in-house developed, digital carbon reduction tool driving that process. 

On the job: 

  • DPP Planning 
  • JM Architects 
  • Curtins  
  • WSP 

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