Kier appointed to improve school facilities


Kier has been appointed by the Department for Education (DfE) to construct a new building for St John Vianney RC SEND school in Stretford.  

Credit: Kier.

The scheme will include a 4,470 sqm facility that will accommodate 160 pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). The school will cater for pupils from primary school age through to Year 13.   

The new building will include classrooms including for information and communication technology (ICT), design technology workshops, food technology classrooms, science labs, hair and beauty training salons and fitness spaces.  

There will also be medical treatment rooms, therapy rooms, quiet calming spaces and sensory rooms.  

In addition to the main building the scheme also includes a pavilion building with a sports hall and hydrotherapy pool.  

Kier is aiming to make the new school block net zero carbon in operation during core school hours, in part through renewable energy sources including photovoltaic panels and air source heat pumps. 

“We are proud to be working in partnership with the Department for Education to deliver this fantastic new SEND school,” said Sean Fenner, managing director for Kier Construction North & Scotland. “Our experience of delivering innovative school buildings across the UK will ensure that we provide outstanding facilities that meet the individual needs of students.” 

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