Gilbert Inglefield Academy Phasing

Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire

Project Details

Client

The Gilbert Inglefield Academy

Contractor

Morgan Sindall

Value

£6.5m

Contract Period

50 weeks

Project Summary

The Gilbert Inglefield Academy Project is located in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire and consists of a two-storey 2001m2 teaching block providing 10 classrooms and a three-court sports hall new build, and a combination of four separate refurbishment areas, these include two IT labs as well remodelling the existing building to provide improvements to the school’s catering facilities, administration areas.  In addition, the project introduced new special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) therapy spaces and an external multi-use games area (MUGA).

“We are delighted to start work on these two key projects that will help bolster the region’s educational offering and improve the facilities available to current and future students. We will also be delivering Vandyke Upper School via an offsite approach with our modular supply chain partner Eco Modular. This will be the fourth off site building we have delivered in the last two years in Northern Home Counties.
Morgan Sindall Construction has a long-standing reputation for working with and delivering across Central Bedfordshire, and through our close working relationships with Vandyke Upper School and Gilbert Inglefield Academy, as well as our wider project partners, we are proud to be delivering these projects in a time-efficient, sustainable way.”

It has been a really good experience working with the MS team and issues raised have always come with solutions. The team worked well together and as a result the project went well.

The relationship between the school and the project manager is key to ensure we both manage the day to day challenges of a live site. Morgan Sindall have understood and adapted to the challenges of a working school. Sharing our priorities and working together to mitigate any barriers has helped enormously and this can only happen with the project manager always on site. The project manager has been incredibly flexible and supportive in ensuring we get the best building within the budget. The school community comment regularly on the professionalism and work of Morgan Sindall. Students have enjoyed the updates and learning about the building trade.