Tilbury Douglas has been appointed by the Department for Education (DfE) to lead the construction of a new high school in Lancashire – its eighth education sector project in the region.
The All-Saints’ Catholic High School, in Rawtenstall, was designed by Ellis Williams Architects in Cheshire, to meet net zero sustainability targets.
The three-storey, 45,700 sq. ft building will include new classrooms, a drama studio, design technology workshop, art room, science labs, a library and dining hall.
A new outdoor sports facility, cycle storage and car park will also be built on site.
The project team also includes property consultant Iceni Projects, structural engineer AJP, mechanical engineer TACE, and highways consultant Hydrock.
The scheme will create employment and skills opportunities with a plan targeting a social value return on investment of 45 per cent, said Tilbury Douglas.
The firm is delivering eight schools in the North West on behalf of the DfE.
Andrew Turner, regional business development manager at Tilbury Douglas, said: “As a local Rossendale resident it’s great to see the All-Saints’ project starting on site. I know it will provide much improved teaching space for students and staff.
“It also provides opportunities for us to engage with the local community and I know we are already talking to M3 Project, a young people’s homeless charity based in Rawtenstall about how we can work together.”
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