Secondary school development nears completion

  • 1st July 2024

Work is due to complete later in the summer

Construction work is nearing completion at the site of a multi-million pound secondary school being built on the outskirts of Northampton.

The new Northampton School for 1,200 students in Thorpeville, near Moulton, will cater for both boys and girls aged 11-16 and is being funded by the Government. It will be run by Northampton School for Boys (NSB) Academy Trust as a ‘free school’ with no local authority involvement.

The building was designed by Watson Batty Architects and is being built by Algeco, with work scheduled to complete this summer.

Utilising the latest design software and production techniques, the project team has developed the facility offsite, with over 200 units transported from Algeco’s production facility in East Yorkshire, reducing onsite disruption and speeding up delivery.

A Watson Batty spokesman said: “Work is progressing well at our new Department for Education school project with Algeco UK for Northampton School.

The project also includes natural and artificial outdoor sports facilities

“All of the platform modules have now been installed, alongside the hybrid construction of the sports and assembly/dining halls.

“The project, which is due to be completed this summer, also includes natural and artificial outdoor sports facilities.”

An Algeco spokesman added: “With all the benefits of our platform design modular solution, Northampton School is shaping up to be a development that the industry should take note of.

“It is delivering a school that is better performing and more low carbon than most other developments.”

Approved by West Northamptonshire Council (WNC) in February 2022, the school is being built on a 24-acre plot in Thorpeville.

It is being leased to the provider on a 125-year agreement with a nominal peppercorn rent.

According to Algeco, the project is valued at £27.6m.

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