Tilbury Douglas to lead construction of the DfE’s Tulip Academy

  • 12th February 2024

The school will be net zero carbon in operation

Tilbury Douglas has been appointed to lead the construction of Tulip Academy in Spalding on behalf of the Department for Education (DfE) for the Community Inclusive Trust (C.I.T Academies).

The project will deliver a new-build, two-storey Special Educational Needs (SEN) school for children and young adults aged 11-16 with a range of learning difficulties and disabilities, replacing the previous outdated accommodation.

The new school will benefit from operational savings and the build must be net zero carbon in operation.

The energy efficiency strategy includes photovoltaic panels on the roof, natural ventilation with heat recovery (NVHR) units, cross ventilation, and air source heat pumps.

The building will replace outdated facilities on the site

The plan also includes a range of external works, including a landscaping strategy.

Simon Butler, managing director of building for the Central region at Tilbury Douglas, said: “As this important scheme is located on a live school environment, we are working closely with the school and DfE to ensure minimal disruption to the day-to-day running of the school.”

Matthew Bloodworth-Flatt, headteacher, added: “This is a very-exciting time for the school.

“Pupils and staff will be looking on with anticipation watching the new building take shape.

“The purpose-built school building will help us hugely with our mission of ‘Making every Moment Matter’, preparing pupils for their futures and helping them develop knowledge and skills which will allow them to thrive in adult life.”

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